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Offline Hadrian

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What's more spherical than a sphere?
« on: 26/10/2006 17:43:09 »
What can you tell me about the Poincare Conjecture?


 

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Re: What's more spherical than a sphere?
« Reply #1 on: 27/10/2006 11:10:03 »
http://www.seedmagazine.com/news/2006/08/what_is_the_poincar_conjecture.php?page=1

Isn't a hyperbagel part of the McDonald's "supersize" meal  :)
« Last Edit: 02/11/2006 15:21:45 by ROBERT »
 

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Re: What's more spherical than a sphere?
« Reply #2 on: 06/11/2006 16:42:35 »
LOL The bagles are a bit bigger in the US...much more than what a person should intake....
 

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Re: What's more spherical than a sphere?
« Reply #3 on: 06/11/2006 17:41:22 »
There's a good programme on the subject on the BBC radio4 website in the "in our time" series.

This deals with Poincare's life and the recent likely proof of the conjecture by a russian mathematician.

Basically it deals with ways of identifying the topologically significant shapes that exist in all dimensional systems apparantly 3 and 4 dimensional systems are the most complex and difficult to get a grip on!
 

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Re: What's more spherical than a sphere?
« Reply #4 on: 12/11/2006 17:07:34 »
That was a good podcast.
 

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