Mathematics or Arithmetic?
by Aravind Nair on Jul 29, 2020 08:32 AM | Hide replies

Let us keep this in mind when we discuss computing prowess of people like Shakunthala Devi. They had extraordinary powers of calculation. That means they were good at Arithmetic. Not necessarily in the wider, logic based ocean of Mathematics. This is not to denigrate them, but was there any new discoveries or proofs of theorems / conjectures in any field of Mathematics in their name? So, please use Arithmetic or Computation instead of using the term Mathematics.

Mathematics or Arithmetic?
by Aravind Nair on Jul 29, 2020 08:31 AM | Hide replies

Let us keep this in mind when we discuss computing prowess of people like Shakunthala Devi. They had extraordinary powers of calculation. That means they were good at Arithmetic. Not necessarily in the wider, logic based ocean of Mathematics. This is not to denigrate them, but was there any new discoveries or proofs of theorems / conjectures in any field of Mathematics in their name? So, please use Arithmetic or Computation instead of using the term Mathematics.