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Kronecker has clearly lost the 20th century batttle. But he will win the 21st, just because there is an obviious bijection between N and [0 1[ no one want to see. Kronecker is right, Real numbers are just non finite rationals, so it really depends where you put the boudary between finite integers an infinite integers Pi=Lim n->log10(infnty) (pi x 10^n)/10^...


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Cardano's formula is useless if you want to really solve the cubic equation. In our culture we say that "solving an equation" means writing its solution in some closed form using a certain set of mathematical symbols. But this is just an agreement, and it was not always the case. If you need to solve an equation not to pass an exam, but for some ...


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You have misinterpreted the article you refer to; nowhere does it say that "Cantor claimed that there would only be potential infinity, not actual infinity". In fact, it says the opposite: Furthermore, Cantor claimed that we could add and multiply infinity sets. Until that time, humans had followed Aristotle’s ideas about infinity. According to ...


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Maybe it does not have a direct relationship to your question, but I remember having a teacher in college for a Mechanics course, which developed a musical instrument himself in order to have more bass-sounds in a folk Catalan musical ensemble. Unfortunately, I haven't found any documentation related to it in English. The only information I have found is in ...


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Leon Theremin, born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1896, was a youthful enthusiast of both music and physics. As a young man working at the Physical Technical Institute in Petrograd, he noticed that something odd happened when he hooked up audio circuits to an electrical device called an oscillator in a certain configuration. The oscillator produced an ...


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There is probably nothing "flawless" in this world. But mathematicians and physicists indeed took part in the improvement of musical instruments. See, for example Wikipedia article Well temperament which mentions the invention of the musical scale for modern keyboard instruments. Many people, scientists and musicians participated in this ...


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Hans (Adolf) Bauer was Pauli's private tutor in mathematics and physics, more datails here. Born in Wien in 1891 became Privatdozent in 1925 and then professor of theoretical physics in 1937 at the Technische Hochscule in Wien. He published paper on relativity heory and wave mechanics; he died in 1953. He published two books on relativity and wave ...


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