5 most important numbers in mathematics A quirky look at five of the most important numbers in mathematics. Hear about the stark reality behind the imaginary number, try a slice of pi, find out about the natural beauty of the golden ratio, discover why some infinities are bigger than others, and see why nothing really matters. 1. Zero 2. Pi 3. Golden Ratio 4. Imaginary Number 5. Infinity Makes for a Interesting Read, do check it out :thumb: ________________ ANOTHER 5 NUMBERS How many shuffles does it take to randomise a pack of cards? How many colours do cartographers need? What is the largest prime number? A quirky look at five numbers that lie at the heart of some of the trickiest problems in mathematics. The Number Four The Number Seven The Largest Prime Kepler's Conjecture Game Theory ___________________ A FURTHER FIVE NUMBERS Five more mathematical biographies, looking at the histories, uses and idiosyncracies of the most special numbers. 1 â€“ the most popular number! 2 - At the double. 6 degrees of separation 6.67 x 10^-11 â€“ the number that defines the universe. 1729 â€“ the first taxicab number _________________ FIVE SHAPES He visits a spherical building in Paris, hears music inspired by the symmetries of the cube, finds out why pyramids proliferate at the molecular level and why the bagel is not only good to eat, but a great shape for buildings and cracking codes. But could the most shapeless shape of all - the blob - soon dominate our world? The Cube The Pyramid The Sphere The Bagel The Blob

Well I know lots of natural phenomena/architectural stuff uses the golden ratio but it pales in comparison to the use of 'e'. Where'd calculus be without it .

I knew zero had to come first. The completest of numbers. Neither big nor small. The infinitest of 'em all.