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# Can a mathematical function be a work of art?

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Sure, here is some art:

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@Best.Korea

A function requires an input variable and an output variable.

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@7000series

I suck at math.

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@Best.Korea

No you don't. You have convinced yourself that you suck at math.

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@7000series

No. I have convinced you that you have convinced me that I have convinced myself that I suck at math.

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@Best.Korea

Let's keep it on topic. You have yet to answer the question.

f(x) = sqrt((-2)^X) is a fun one.

f(x) = ((-2)^X)/X is even better.

f(x) = ((-2)^X)/(X^2)

Don't try to type any of these into a graphing calculator.

Especially not this one:

f(x) = ((-2)^X)/(X^2)

g(x) = ((-2)^f(X))/(f(X)^2)

In fact, maybe there is a way to make it infinitely recursive.

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@Best.Korea

No. I have convinced you that you have convinced me that I have convinced myself that I suck at math.

that legitimately got a chuckle out of me

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@RationalMadman

Are you going to contribute to this thread?

Math illiteracy is truly a terrible thing. Nobody even wants to talk about it.

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@7000series

like you contributed to quality votes, mafia and debates on this website? Sure.

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@7000series

If you like.

You choose.

Art is rife with input and output variables.

Functions occur.

If not, they don't.

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@7000series

Yes and Ive posted link to such many times around here.

n^2, minus n, divided by 2 = number of lines of relationship, that have many potential artistic ways of being expressed.

Here is one for the Bekensteins Bound

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bekenstein_bound
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@RationalMadman

Votes: I am very sorry that I voted for Mharman instead of you.

Mafia: Mafia is supposed to be fun. I don't treat mafia as a puzzle, I treat it as a lighthearted game.

Debates: Keep in mind that I am still learning how to debate. I am trying my best.

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@7000series

Don't let the Ratman hassle you.

He's nothing like his avatar.

He's a squidgy teddy bear.

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@ebuc

Thanks.

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@7000series

Your welcome.

Geometry is the science of pattern ergo visual images and a large part of art --over the years--- is about visual images seen with naked eye, or by human instruments in all kinds of EMRadiation frequencies.

Geometry is the science of pattern ergo visual images and a large part of art --over the years--- is about visual images seen with naked eye, or by human instruments in all kinds of EMRadiation frequencies.

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@7000series

Yes, amathematical function can be a work of art. In both mathematics and science, it’s pretty common that acceptance of a theoryis largely dependent on the beauty and elegance of it's mathematical formalism,acceptance isn’t about the facts as much as it is about aesthetic value, it is aboutbeauty and elegance.

And why not?

“Beautyis in the eye of the beholder”, it invokes a strong response, no matter whatart form we are talking about, painting, photography, poetry, music, andintrinsically related to music, mathematics, when people behold beauty, theytend to describe it in terms of patterns, harmony, balance, and symmetry, allfeatures of both music and mathematics.

For mathematicians and others whoappreciate the purity, simplicity, elegance, and orderly structure of abeautiful mathematical formula, it is a work of art.

The problemwith this is that “beauty is only skin-deep”, and as is so common with beauty,science can become fascinated with a model’s aesthetic appearance and develop somethingof a “crush” on a theory. When thathappens, they start to fit the facts to the model to prove the model, and thatisn’t science.

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