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Old 05-30-2009, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Wendell Wagner View Post
Click on the Wikipedia article on Bernoulli numbers that's linked to in the OP. That's about a simple an explanation as you're going to get, it appears.
When people ask why I majored in history I will give them that link.

As Johnny L.A. pointed out, without the math those equations have no meaning. So let me ask this--what real world application do Bernouilli numbers have? Did they offer a solution to a problem that resulted in a great scientific or technological advance? Or are they simply something that math folks use to show how smart they are?

My brain is not wired for math so any help would be appreciated.

(And if any of my questions could be answered by looking at the wiki page I apologize--all those equations shorted out my brain.)

Last edited by Convict; 05-30-2009 at 04:51 PM.