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Dr. Jai Maharaj

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Re: Schoolboy cracks age-old mathematics problem
Posted: May 27, 2012 2:04 PM
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In article <1d34s7d2d5v5039r90rtkrh4jgo0s21bhd@4ax.com>,
Helmut Wabnig <hwabnig@.- --- -.dotat> posted:
>
> Dr. Jai Maharaj posted:
>

> >Schoolboy cracks age-old maths problem
> >
> >The Local
> >May 23, 2012
> >
> >A 16-year-old schoolboy has solved a mathematical problem
> >which has stumped mathematicians for centuries, a
> >newspaper report said. The boy put the historical
> >breakthrough down to “schoolboy naivety.”
> >
> >Shouryya Ray, who moved to Germany from India with his
> >family at the age of 12, has baffled scientists and
> >mathematicians by solving two fundamental particle
> >dynamics problems posed by Sir Isaac Newton over 350
> >years ago, Die Welt newspaper reported on Monday.
> >
> >Ray’s solutions make it possible to now calculate not
> >only the flight path of a ball, but also predict how it
> >will hit and bounce off a wall. Previously it had only
> >been possible to estimate this using a computer, wrote
> >the paper.
> >
> >Ray first came across the old problem when his secondary
> >school, which specializes in science, set all their year-
> >11 pupils a research project.
> >
> >On a visit to the Technical University in Dresden pupils
> >received raw data to evaluate a direct numerical
> >simulation – which can be used to describe the trajectory
> >of a ball when it is thrown.
> >
> >When he realised the current method could not get an
> >exact result, Ray decided to have a go at solving it. He
> >puts the whole thing down to “schoolboy naivety” - he
> >just refused to accept there was no answer to the
> >problem.
> >
> >“I asked myself: why can’t it work?” he told the paper.
> >
> >Ray has been fascinated by what he calls the “intrinsic
> >beauty“ of maths since an early age, according to the
> >report. The boy was inspired by his engineer father who
> >began setting him arithmetic problems at the age of six.
> >
> >He recently won a youth science competition at the state
> >level in Saxony and won second place in the Maths and IT
> >section at the national final.
> >
> >Originally from Calcutta, Ray couldn’t speak a word of
> >German when he came to Dresden four years ago – but now
> >he is fluent. Since then, he was moved up two classes in
> >school and is currently sitting his Abitur exams two
> >years early.
> >
> >But Ray doesn’t think he’s a genius, and told the paper
> >he has weak points as a mathematician, as well as in
> >sports and social sciences.
> >
> >Ray, whose recent breakthrough may have earned him a
> >paragraph in the schoolbooks of the future, is currently
> >deciding whether to study maths or physics at university.
> >
> >More at:
> >
> >http://www.thelocal.de/education/20120523-42687.html
> >
> >Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
> >Om Shanti
> >

>
> There is not more information in that link than in your posting.
> From both sources I cannot guess what mathematical problem
> was the student solving. Throwing a ball on a wall?
>
> Must be something else which the journalists did not grasp.
>
> w.


Contact information for The Local:

http://www.thelocal.de/contact.php

Perhaps they can add details to their news item.

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti


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