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How non-standard interpretations can provide insight into tough problems.

Prime factorization

Note that there are other possible interpretations of prime . For example, since one can multiply integer matrices,there might be a useful concept ofprime matrices.

For example: Consider only the numbers F 1 5 9 13 that is, F k k 4 k 1 . It's easy to verify that multiplying two of these numbers still resultsin a number of the form 4 k 1 . Thus it makes sense to talk of factoring such numbers:We'd say that 45 factors into 5 9 , but 9 is consideredprime since it doesn't factor into smaller elements of F .

Interestingly, within F , we lose unique factorization: 441 9 49 21 21 , where each of 9, 21, and 49 are prime, relative to F ! (Mathematicians will then go and look for exactly whatproperty of a multiplication function are needed, to guarantee unique factorization.)

The point is, that all relations in logical formula need to be interpreted. Usually, for numbers, we usea standard interpretation, but one can consider those formulas in different, non-standard interpretations!

The poincarDisc

A long outstanding problem was that of Euclid's parallel postulate: Given a line and a point not on the line,how many lines parallel to the first go through that point? Euclid took this as an axiom(unable to prove that it followed from his other axioms). Non-Euclidean geometries of Lobachevsky and Riemann took differentpostulates, and got different geometries. However, it was not clear whether these geometrieswere sound whether one could derive two different results that were inconsistent with each other.

Henri Poincardeveloped an ingenious method for showing that certain non-Euclidean geometries are consistentor at least, as consistent as Euclidean geometry.Remember that in Euclidean geometry, the conceptspointandlineare left undefined, and axioms are built on top of them ( e.g. ,two different lines have at most one point in common). While it's usually left to common sense to interpretpoint,line, anda point is on a line, any interpretation which satisfies the axiomsmeans that all theorems of geometry will hold.

The Poincardisc is one such interpretation:pointis taken to meana point in the interior of the unit disc, andlineis taken to meana circular arc which meets the unit disc at right angles. So a statement liketwo points determine a linecan be interpreted as

[*] For any two pointsinside the disc, there is exactly one circular arc which meets the disc at right angles.
Indeed, this interpretation preserves all of Euclid's postulates except for the parallel postulate. You can see thatfor a given line and a point not on it, there are an infinite number of parallel (that is, non-intersecting) lines.

Some lines in the Poincardisc, including several lines parallel to a line L through a point p.

(Note that the distance function is very different within the Poincardisc; in fact the perimeter of the disc is off at infinity.Angles, however, do happen to be preserved.)

Questions & Answers

what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
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Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
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what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
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