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Old 05-30-2009, 07:43 PM
Nicolas Bourbaki is offline
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Originally Posted by Convict View Post
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?
Why can't they do both?

ETA: They've printed a retraction. He did find an algorithm, but it had been discovered before, and he is not getting early admission to the University of Uppsala.

Last edited by Nicolas Bourbaki; 05-30-2009 at 07:46 PM.