Talk:Mathematics

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Former good article Mathematics was one of the Mathematics good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.

Semi-protected edit request on 2 July 2017[edit]

hey dawg. Wanna make some repairings round here. Hope you dont mind dawg. This incorrectly written article may miseducate few other daaaawgs. Better repair it all up Jasmína Hajdúková (talk) 08:20, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

Not done: dawg this is not the right page to request additional user rights. You may reopen this request with the specific changes to be made and some dawg will add them for you, or you can wait until you are autoconfirmed and edit the page yourself. DRAGON BOOSTER 08:54, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

I just realized...[edit]

This is one of the rare pages that doesn't eventually link to Philosophy according to xkcd's rule (by clicking the first link not in parentheses or brackets).

Mathematics --> Quantity --> Counting --> Finite set --> Mathematics

Hdjensofjfnen (UTC) 18:33, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

I want to add a line[edit]

In History Section I want to add the line:


After the time of Ancient Greeks, the first people whose researches wielded a wide influenced in the world march of mathematics were Hindus, in far-off India.


The reason I am telling to add this line is that Indians had Contributed a lot in the field of Maths and Indians are not mentioned in this article.

And Source for my Line is [1] CEO of Universe (talk) 09:51, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ Florian Cajori. A History of Mathematics. American Mathematical Soc. 

Voevodsky obituary[edit]

The NYT obituary of Voevodsky made me want to learn more, but his Wikipedia article does not even begin to connect the dots for me. For example Voevodsky's project for defining proof checking software is not covered (apparently it is related to the Langlands program). Neither is the Times' sentence quoting Thomas Callister Hales "He changed the very meaning of what the equals sign means in mathematics.". See higher category theory, homotopy type theory#The univalence axiom

I'd contribute if I could but the topics in his article's wiki links are inaccessible to me right now. Hold on, I think I might be able to help out; this paper is meaningful to me. What his obituary amounts to is a secondary source comment on his contribution to univalent foundations of mathematics. --Ancheta Wis   (talk | contribs) 13:02, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

No need to mention abbreviated forms[edit]

The solution to whether to put "maths" or "math" first is just not to mention them at all. --Trovatore (talk) 15:03, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

Agree. Paul August 15:45, 13 November 2017 (UTC)