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Jaydog1212
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08 Sep 2009, 11:28 pm

Is the Valenzetti Equation purely fictional and exist only on the television series "Lost"? I don't see a Wikipedia article referencing some reclusive mathematician from Princeton that came up with it. So I assume it's fake, correct?



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09 Sep 2009, 12:47 am

Quite right. Fictional through and through, though that hasn't stopped people from speculating about it and even trying to "solve" it.



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09 Sep 2009, 1:39 pm

"I have here in the margin an elegant solution...;)"



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09 Sep 2009, 7:11 pm

pakled wrote:
"I have here in the margin an elegant solution...;)"


Do try to write it down in its full form before you leave the world guessing for the next few centuries. After all, the proof to Fermat's Last Theorem is not exactly elegant...



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10 Sep 2009, 4:33 pm

Hey, at least you caught the reference...;) I get lost somewhere just past binomial equations...;)