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# Top 5 greatest mathematicians of all time

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1. Re: Top 5 greatest mathematicians of all time
You're not including Gauss Dayo?
2. Re: Top 5 greatest mathematicians of all time
1. Newton
2. Newton
3. Newton
4. Newton
5. Newton

in no particular order.
3. Re: Top 5 greatest mathematicians of all time
DFranklin;
generalebriety;
Chewwy;
James;
Kolya.

Also in no particular order.

4. Re: Top 5 greatest mathematicians of all time
(Original post by yusufu)
DFranklin;
generalebriety;
Chewwy;
James;
Kolya.

Also in no particular order.

Correction:

a.generalebriety;
b.Chewwy;
c.James;
d.Kolya.

where {a,b,c,d} is some permutation of {2,3,4,5}

5. Re: Top 5 greatest mathematicians of all time
Correction:

a.generalebriety;
b.Chewwy;
c.James;
d.Kolya.

where {a,b,c,d} is some permutation of {2,3,4,5}

lol. I was going to put myself in the list, but I realised that I transcend greatness. Oh yes.
6. Re: Top 5 greatest mathematicians of all time

Edit: in other news, I would probably swap 2. and 3. in my list. Maybe swap 4. and 5. as well.
7. Re: Top 5 greatest mathematicians of all time
Einstein, Galileo, Newton, Euler, Gauss - no particular order.

Here come the shouts about he's a physicist, not a mathematician.

Spoiler:
Show
Yeah, well you're a fag
Last edited by Kyalimers; 19-10-2008 at 04:38.
8. Re: Top 5 greatest mathematicians of all time
Pythagoras
Newton
Euler
Achemides
Fermat
Euclid
(No order)
Last edited by XShmalX; 30-10-2008 at 14:43.
9. Re: Top 5 greatest mathematicians of all time
I know nothing of past mathematicians to have any sort of informed opinion, but Ramanujan's story is fascinating. Died so young too.

I am amazed how many of these guys are virtually self-taught.
Last edited by silent ninja; 19-10-2008 at 14:26.
10. Re: Top 5 greatest mathematicians of all time
Not as young as Galois...
11. Re: Top 5 greatest mathematicians of all time
euler
gauss
hilbert
riemann
leibniz

no particular order
12. Re: Top 5 greatest mathematicians of all time
Grothendieck
Riemann
Gauss
Godel
Galois
13. Re: Top 5 greatest mathematicians of all time
1.) Simplicity
2.) Simplicity
3.) Simplicity
4.) Simplicity
5.) Simplicity
14. Re: Top 5 greatest mathematicians of all time
1.) Simplicity
2.) Simplicity
3.) Simplicity
4.) Simplicity
5.) Simplicity
1000000000000000000000001)DeanK2

P.S. Newton is not a mathematician, nor is Einstein.
15. Re: Top 5 greatest mathematicians of all time
(Original post by Simplicity)
1000000000000000000000001)DeanK2

P.S. Newton is not a mathematician, nor is Einstein.
Didn't Newton study maths at cambridge? Everyone had to at that time but that's beside the point.
16. Re: Top 5 greatest mathematicians of all time
Didn't Newton study maths at cambridge? Everyone had to at that time but that's beside the point.
No, he did philosophy. Cambridge is pretty crappy for maths during the time of Newton. Its only till Hardy came along did they start actually doing Maths and not Physics.
17. Re: Top 5 greatest mathematicians of all time
(Original post by XShmalX)
Pythagoras
Newton
Euler
Achemides
Fermat
Euclid
(No order)
Someone obviously can't count.
18. Re: Top 5 greatest mathematicians of all time
a mix of Riemann, Gauss, Euler, Tao and... must be Simba
19. Re: Top 5 greatest mathematicians of all time
(Original post by sohanshah)
Einstein, Galileo, Newton, Euler, Gauss - no particular order.

Here come the shouts about he's a physicist, not a mathematician.

Spoiler:
Show
Yeah, well you're a fag
nice spoiler. i lolled
20. Re: Top 5 greatest mathematicians of all time
1) Gauss
2) Euler
3) Cantor
4) Riemann
5) Grothendieck

woo first person to choose Cantor

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