44: Vestigial Math (Math That Is Not Used like It Used to Be)

11.03.2019 - By Breaking Math Podcast

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Mathematics, like any intellectual pursuit, is a constantly-evolving field; and, like any evolving field, there are both new beginnings and sudden unexpected twists, and things take on both new forms and new responsibilities. Today on the show, we're going to cover a few mathematical topics whose nature has changed over the centuries. So what does it mean for math to be extinct? How does this happen? And will it continue forever?
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[Featuring: Sofía Baca, Gabriel Hesch]

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