Talk:Kakeya set

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Besicovitch sets <-> needle turning[edit]

I can't understand how it should be able to turn a needle in the depicted Besicovitch sets ... or, if this is not possible, what would be the connection to the Kakeya problem. Could this be added? -- Paul Ebermann (talk) 16:29, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

I think it would help to better separate the presentation of Besicovitch sets from that of Kakeya needle sets, and add greater information on the latter including the results of Pàl, Van Alphen, Bloom and Schoenberg, and Cunningham (cf. new external links). Perhaps, if I can find the time, I'll attempt a suitable edit. Gtgith (talk) 09:15, 6 June 2009 (UTC)
Actually, there seems to be confusion between Besicovitch sets and Kakeya (needle) sets. They are defined as the same at the start of the article, but distinguished at the end of the Besicovitch sets section. Gtgith (talk) 09:36, 6 June 2009 (UTC)
Article edited Gtgith (talk) 10:45, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

Re-Added LInk[edit]

I just reverted the removal of the link in this article. Yes, it's a personal website, however, it's the personal website of Terry Tao who is /was a published author dealing with mathematics. This author appears to be notable and has been published since the 90's. Appears to be okay in this sense. Feel free to revert if you disagree - I won't war. F.U.R hurts Wikipedia 15:15, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

A published author dealing with mathematics is indeed an accurate description of a Fields medalist. XDDD Scineram (talk) 21:04, 30 December 2008 (UTC)