Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Fermat's Last Problem

Hey, this is actually Michael. I can’t post on my own account, so I am posting on Kyle's.
I don’t know how many classes other than Malone’s watched the movie about the proving of Fermat’s Last Problem, but I wanted to post on it anyways. I just thought it was interesting that the people in the movie were just so much more immersed and knowledgeable in mathematics, that it went over all of our heads, and the we thought it was funny the way they talked about and interacted with math. We had no idea what they were talking about for most of the time, and the mathematicians talked about the math as simple and elegant, when the class had no idea what was going on. So this leads me to my question: How does each area of knowledge create its own culture?

1 comment:

Anneke said...

I definately agree that each Area of Knowledge has its own culture. It is clear that they have the same past times, same connections, and simmilar livelyhoods so all of these professionals can defiately relate to one another. But this culture I think is most interesting because it stretches beyond national borders where people of different languages and continents are able to connect on this very deep level. That was one of the things that most shocked me about that movie too.