catmoon wrote:Dan74 wrote:1 is not prime - it has only one divisor.
Oh the ignorance!
I would like to point out that I was not implying that the mathematician, the scientist, or the engineer ever get anything right!
Dhammabodhi wrote:To be sure, Israel Gelfand, one of the greatest minds in mathematics of the last century passed away a few months ago, and his research in pure math lies at the heart of medical imaging/ tomography, besides his far reaching contributions to the mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics for which everyone of us should be thankful.
catmoon wrote:Just ask for pi.
An engineer will quote pi to a handful of digits at most. Whatever he thinks you need.
catmoon wrote:A mathematician will simply begin to quote all the known digits of pi, be offended if you interrupt, and puzzled if you are not vastly entertained.
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