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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.


And yes, the bonus one is the following link:


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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2 years, 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 · 2 years, 4 months ago

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@Michael Mendrin 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 · 2 years, 4 months ago

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@Kartik Sharma 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 · 2 years, 4 months ago

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@Kartik Sharma He's already explained what the variables stand for. Tell me, if there is an infinte decimal approximation of Wau please? Krishna Ar · 2 years, 4 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 · 2 years, 4 months ago

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