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YouTube - New theories reveal the nature of numbers
Emory math professor Ken Ono explains major breakthroughs in our understanding of partition numbers, the basis for adding and counting. Ono and his colleagues discovered that partition numbers behave like fractals, and they devised the first finite formula to calculate the partitions of any number. These new theories were hundreds of years in the making, and answer some famous old questions in math.
videos  number-theory  popular-mathematics 
january 2011 by longlivedeath

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