Monday, April 10, 2006

A quirky look at five of the most important numbers in mathematics

I really, really suck at math, but I've always loved numbers and mathematics has always fascinated me in that "I'll never understand this, but I sure love trying" kind of way.

This link from Digg is fantastic, but the ensuing discussion among the mathematically-inclined diggers is even better:
i dugg this out of the BBC archives. "Hear about the stark reality behind the imaginary number, try a slice of pi, find out about the natural beauty of the golden ratio, discover why some infinities are bigger than others, and see why nothing really matters."

read more | digg story


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