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the math thread



  • edited January 2016
    2^74,207,281 -1
    You can call it the Bowie Prime, I suppose.....
  • They found another one? Thanks Euclid.
  • edited January 2016
    @secondplanet Fuck yeah it is. SO much goodness.
  • Real talk though, Euclid's proof of infinite primes is so simple and elegant for such a crazy result.
  • i love primes. so fundamental yet so intangible
  • edited July 2017
    i love how ppl were like fuck it a prime number is probably a massive square plus 1
  • hi euclids elements is v nice. i fuck with the definition of a circle:

    a circle is a plane figure contained by one line such that all the straight lines falling upon it from one point among those lying within the figure are equal to one another.

    figure being that which is contained by any boundary or boundaries.

    boundary being an extremity of anything.

    line being breadthless length.

    straight line being a line which lies evenly with the points on itself.

    points being that which has no part.
  • makes me wonder if the concept of the circle preceded its construction


    the circle was already contructed and the conceptualization of the circle is still an undergoing process
  • edited July 2017
    this quasi-cultest book i have on shapes describes the circle as "the monad, or oneness..." corresponds with 3 principles:
    equal expansion, cycles, and efficient space.

    "the ancient philosophers conceived that the Monad breathes in the void and creates all subsequent numbers (111111111 x 111111111 - 12345678987654321). Numbers only express different qualities of the Monad."
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