# Why are numbers beautiful?

### Why are numbers beautiful?

"It’s like asking why is Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony beautiful. If you don't see why, someone can't tell you. I know numbers are beautiful. If they aren't beautiful, nothing is.” ― Paul Erdős, a great mathematician.

Equations are beautiful and important too. And of course, they are about numbers...

Now, please consider the equation, W = M + E.

"Hmm. Because we have live in a living (creative and changing) universe that works evey moment of existence, the equation which describes our existence and the existence of the grandest universe must be about energy and about work. And thus, work has to have a more profound meaning than work currently defined by physics.

W = M + E.

W represents work.

M represents mass.

E represents radiant energy internal and external to mass.

The diverse interactions of mass and radiant energy imply the dynamic forces of nature, manifolds, networks, and information. And those interactions are about work of change or work of resistance to change and about shapes(geometric and dynamic space-time, fields, etc.) ...

Hmm. W = M + E is the most important equation in science. Do you agree?"

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### Re: Why are numbers beautiful?

Some Food for Thought: 'There’s Beauty in Numbers',

https://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/08/nyregion/nyregionspecial2/08artsli.html
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### Re: Why are numbers beautiful?

FYI: 'Phase transitions: The math behind the music',

https://m.phys.org/news/2019-05-phase-transitions-math-music.html#lightbox
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### Re: Why are numbers beautiful?

Guest wrote:FYI: 'Phase transitions: The math behind the music',

https://m.phys.org/news/2019-05-phase-transitions-math-music.html#lightbox

'Order out of Chaos...' by Ilya Prigogine et Al.,

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### Re: Why are numbers beautiful?

FYI: On math that matters:

'Mathematics of scale: Big, small and everything in between' by Prof. Mitchell Newberry, University of Michigan,

https://theconversation.com/mathematics-of-scale-big-small-and-everything-in-between-115890

Go Blue!
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### Re: Why are numbers beautiful?

Hmm. Some Food for Thought:

Is "Everything in the Universe Is Made of Math – Including You..."?

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### Re: Why are numbers beautiful?

Guest wrote:Some Food for Thought: 'There’s Beauty in Numbers',

https://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/08/nyregion/nyregionspecial2/08artsli.html

"Thinking in the sense of programs instead of equations opens up a new kind of science." -- Stephen Wolfram, 2002.

"The deepest and most elementary and therefore still unresolved problem in mathematics today has nothing to do with geometry or integers: it's about the calculation." -- Christos H. Papadimitriou, 2007.

https://www.mpg.de/11867550/mpi-sws_jb_2018?c=155640
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### Re: Why are numbers beautiful?

What is good mathematics?

Hmm. Prof. T. Tao has written an insightful paper to answer that question. Please see attached file for details.
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What is good mathematics.pdf
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### Re: Why are numbers beautiful?

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Guest wrote:Some Food for Thought: 'There’s Beauty in Numbers',

https://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/08/nyregion/nyregionspecial2/08artsli.html

"Thinking in the sense of programs instead of equations opens up a new kind of science." -- Stephen Wolfram, 2002.

"The deepest and most elementary and therefore still unresolved problem in mathematics today has nothing to do with geometry or integers: it's about the calculation." -- Christos H. Papadimitriou, 2007.

...

'Simplified, enhanced performance prediction for complex systems',

https://phys.org/news/2019-06-complex.html
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### Re: Why are numbers beautiful?

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Guest wrote:FYI: 'Phase transitions: The math behind the music',

...

'Order out of Chaos...' by Ilya Prigogine et Al.,

Hmm. Some Food for Thought:

Like the hidden periodic structure/arrangement of prime numbers, matter behaves likewise...

'The hidden structure of the periodic system (of matter)',

https://phys.org/news/2019-06-hidden-periodic.html
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### Re: Why are numbers beautiful?

Guest wrote:What is good mathematics?

Hmm. Prof. T. Tao has written an insightful paper to answer that question. Please see attached file for details.

Moreover, Prof. T. Tao gives us some sound advice on solving math problems:

'Solving mathematical problems',

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### Re: Why are numbers beautiful?

'Proofs from THE BOOK' is also a good read. Please see attached file for details.
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Proofs from the Book.pdf
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### Re: Why are numbers beautiful?

"A sound mathematical theory should always point in the direction of truth." Hmm.
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### Re: Why are numbers beautiful?

Nature is a grand optimizer, and therefore, one and only one critical line, (Re(z) = 1/2, the Riemann Hypothesis), is enough to define all primes and all nontrivial zeros of the Riemann Zeta Function. Hmm.
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### Re: Why are numbers beautiful?

Hmm. Of course, the Riemann Hypothesis (RH) is sound!... Go Blue!

And it is okay to agree to disagree about the soundness of RH or its purported proofs. But where is your proof or disproof?

There is a good reference link below on some proofs/disproofs of RH.

We especially enjoy reading those RH proofs involving some wonderful and powerful ideas from physics.

However, mathematicians have developed and refined sufficient and powerful mathematical methods to solve the RH problem without the need of assistance from the wonderful world of physics. Hmm. Do you agree?

'proposed (dis)proofs of the Riemann Hypothesis',

http://empslocal.ex.ac.uk/people/staff/mrwatkin//zeta/RHproofs.htm.
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### Re: Why are numbers beautiful?

Nature has countless patterns of beauty and of wonder that can be described by numbers and geometry. Please consider the paper, 'PATTERNS IN NATURE'. Please see attached file for its details.
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PATTERNS IN NATURE.pdf
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### Re: Why are numbers beautiful?

Some Food for Thought:

"Science is an adventure of the human spirit. It is essentially an artistic enterprise, stimulated largely by curiosity, served largely by disciplined imagination, and based largely on faith in the reasonableness, order, and beauty of the universe." -- Warren Weaver.
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### Re: Why are numbers beautiful?

Was the great scientist, R. P. Feynman, wrong about truth and beauty in science?

'Richard Feynman was wrong about beauty and truth in science',

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Guest wrote:Was the great scientist, R. P. Feynman, wrong about truth and beauty in science?

'Richard Feynman was wrong about beauty and truth in science',

FYI: 'Lawrence Krauss: Humanity’s Ability To Wonder',

Note: Prof. Krauss is a nice guy who is super smart about physics and other matters.
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