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Topic: How to understand Vacuum: T=0K ?
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Frederick Williams

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Re: How to understand Vacuum: T=0K ?
Posted: Feb 13, 2013 1:05 PM
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sadovnik socratus wrote:
>
> After proving Euler's identity during a lecture, Benjamin Peirce,
> a noted American 19th-century philosopher, mathematician,
> and professor at Harvard University, stated that
> "it is absolutely paradoxical; we cannot understand it,
> and we don't know what it means, but we have proved it,
> and therefore we know it must be the truth."
> #
> Stanford University mathematics professor Keith Devlin said,
> "Like a Shakespearean sonnet that captures the very essence
> of love, or a painting that brings out the beauty of the human
> form that is far more than just skin deep, Euler's Equation reaches
> down into the very depths of existence."
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euler's_identity
> =====..
>
> "it is absolutely paradoxical; we cannot understand it,
> and we don't know what it means, . . . . .’
> . . . but . . .
> ‘ Euler's Equation reaches down into the very depths of existence."
> ===..


Clearly, being a professor doesn't stop one from getting a bit carried
away.

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When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by
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