Ramanujan and taxicab numbers

Corneo

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Yes yes, Ramanujan is known as the man who loves numbers. Oddly enough, I think he spent his spare time thinking about numbers. While others worked with them, he probably sat there and tried to define what a number was and why is it a number.
 

Underseer

Diabloii.Net Member
Ramanujan was freaking amazing. It's so sad his life was cut short like that. Who knows what we missed?

Anyway, I heard some wacky physicist actually found a use for Ramanujan's prime number formula. Quantum physics, of course. :D
 

Corneo

Diabloii.Net Member
Hmm thats strange, a prime number is usually useful for computer science people. It's there basic of cryptology. If you can write an algorithm to factor primes into a form 2^m-1. Where m is an integer, then you have the tools to crack a code.
 
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