Talk:Mock modular form

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Link[edit]

http://www.news.wisc.edu/13497.html

The above link is: "two number theorists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have pieced together an explanatory framework that for the first time illustrates what mock theta functions are, and exactly how to derive them". Probably worth including in the article.

--It would be really cool if someone could explain this in a fashion understandable to those of us a little less educated ;) For instance, what tangible areas of physics, engineering, etc. that I might be familiar with be affected? It sounds fascinating, human race is on a roll or something what with a number of 'millenial' math problems being solved in the last 15 years (Wiles, etc.) 74.98.247.64 16:12, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

--It would be nice if some concrete applications were available, but since this is pure mathematics (number theory, and a fairly abstruse area of it), it is exceedingly unlikely that anything here will be applicable to any tangible, physical thing for at the very least, the next few decades (if ever). --24.98.37.200 (talk) 14:56, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

--It would be applicable somewhere because the page says the advance has finally enabled researchers to apply mock theta functions to problems in "physics, chemistry and several branches of mathematics". --Joshua Issac (talk) 00:15, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

Add this?[edit]

Should this go into the article? (If so, someone besides me should add it.) Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 05:42, 29 December 2012 (UTC)