Wau : The most amazing, ancient and singular number; and more

I am sharing a video from ViHart which is very good and a must for an exploring mathematician.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFLkou8NvJo

And yes, the bonus one is the following link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Listofunsolvedproblemsin_mathematics

I believe that one and especially, the Brilliant Mathematicians here should have a look and at least try to solve them and become the next generation Andrew Wiles.

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3 years, 10 months ago

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Wau is \(1\). If that is all you care about you can do something else. But for those who want to know more here's a link to something explaining it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eS8-1A47Z0. Or you can try proving it from the examples in the video. Which is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFLkou8NvJo

Chris Rather not say - 4 months ago

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Yeah, what's really amazing is that it even plays a role in Einstein's General Relativity! Here's the equation
\[F=\dfrac { 8\pi T }{ G } \] where \(F\) is this amazing Wau number, \(G\) is the curved spacetime Einstein tensor, and \(T\) is the geometrized stress-energy tensor! Will wonders of this strange number ever cease!

Michael Mendrin - 3 years, 10 months ago

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what is this? I didn't know anything about this equation. What is G and T? I cannot understand that still. By the way, how we approached to this number, just how? I never understand this.

Kartik Sharma - 3 years, 10 months ago

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Kartik, I hate to disappoint you, but "Wau", or \(F\), is just \(1\). In the video, you can see where it gives it away \(F={ e }^{ 2\pi i }=1\) So, Einstein's equation is really \(G=8\pi T\), which is the basis of his General Relativity. That is, curved spacetime and gravity are one and the same. I was just having fun with this. And so was the person or people responsible for this video. Wau is nothing anything more special than the number \(1\).

Michael Mendrin - 3 years, 10 months ago

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He's already explained what the variables stand for. Tell me, if there is an infinte decimal approximation of Wau please?

Krishna Ar - 3 years, 10 months ago

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@Krishna Ar I don't know and that's what I supposed to ask him. BTW, I actually asked what does "curved spacetime Einstein tensor" and "geometrized stress-energy tensor" mean?

BTW, you haven't told me what I asked you - the 2 questions.

Kartik Sharma - 3 years, 10 months ago

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