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July 2nd, 2011, 03:13 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Apr 2011 Posts: 2 Thanks: 0  Why everyone should know number theory
Pythagoras' dictum that `all is number' is wellknown. But my impression is that even practicing mathematicians are often not entirely aware of the thoroughness with which we have developed this very idea over the centuries in the formation of our worldview, from the evolution of the cosmos to the structure of elementary particles, and even in attempts to describe the ultimate nature of human consciousness. __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ _______ 
July 6th, 2011, 11:38 PM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Nov 2010 Posts: 502 Thanks: 0  Re: Why everyone should know number theory
The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is at all comprehensible. Next. 
July 6th, 2011, 11:52 PM  #3  
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July 7th, 2011, 01:42 PM  #4 
Member Joined: Jun 2011 From: California Posts: 82 Thanks: 3 Math Focus: Topology  Re: Why everyone should know number theory
Meh...I'm more of a topology and analysis kind of guy.

July 7th, 2011, 02:06 PM  #5  
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July 7th, 2011, 02:42 PM  #6  
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