# what is the most recently discovered/hardest to solve, math equations?

What is the hardest, most difficult math equation to solve? What is the most recently discovered or invented math equation?

Is the Navier-Strokes equations difficult?

 galactus Posts: 2,272, Reputation: 1436 Ultra Member #2 Jul 29, 2009, 11:31 AM
The biggest one that is probably at the forefront of unsolved math problems is the Riemann Hypothesis.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riemann_hypothesis

Prove that the non trivial zeros of the Riemann Zeta-function lie on the critical line $\frac{1}{2}+it$

By brute force computation all the known non trivial zeros have been found to lie on this line... but that is not a rigorous proof that they all do.
 survivorboi Posts: 431, Reputation: 64 Full Member #3 Jul 29, 2009, 06:51 PM

Thanks Galactus!! Have you ever tried to tackle navier-strokes?

By the way Galactus, I'm only in Algebra, but for some reason I'm really interested when I see hard math, like those. Is that okay? Is it okay to be interested in something too advanced for me?
 galactus Posts: 2,272, Reputation: 1436 Ultra Member #4 Jul 29, 2009, 06:55 PM
Quote:
 Is it okay to be interested in something too advanced for me?
Why certainly

I do that myself. The thing to do with math is go in stages. Get good with algebra. Then calculus. Then differential equations. Then... on and on and on
 survivorboi Posts: 431, Reputation: 64 Full Member #5 Jul 29, 2009, 07:48 PM
Quote:
 Originally Posted by galactus Why certainly I do that myself. The thing to do with math is go in stages. Get good with algebra. Then calculus. Then differential equations. Then.........................on and on and on

Awww man... I'm impatient I want to grab all the books and bury myself in it =)

By the way, it's

Algebra, Geometry, Pre-calc, calculus, trigometry, THEN differential equations, right? MAN I'm a long way...

Is that you with the Ukulele?
 galactus Posts: 2,272, Reputation: 1436 Ultra Member #6 Jul 30, 2009, 05:24 AM
Ukulele? That's a Banjo!!
 Unknown008 Posts: 8,147, Reputation: 3745 Uber Member #7 Jul 30, 2009, 11:49 AM

Quote:
 Originally Posted by survivorboi By the way Galactus, I'm only in Algebra, but for some reason I'm really interested when I see hard math, like those. Is that okay? Is it okay to be interested in something too advanced for me?
Funny, I feel the same!
 survivorboi Posts: 431, Reputation: 64 Full Member #8 Jul 30, 2009, 01:25 PM

I can't give anyone a greenie because I have to pass some reputation... =(
 galactus Posts: 2,272, Reputation: 1436 Ultra Member #9 Jul 30, 2009, 02:04 PM
Here is a list of the Clay Institutes unsolved math problems:

Those that, if solved, are awarded a $1,000,000 prize. Millennium Prize Problems The Poincare Conjecture was solved several years back. But the man that did it is an eccentric that refused the prize. Can you believe that? His name is Gregori Perlman. A genius, yet a little wacky. Which isn't unusual. Google the Poincare Conjecture and you will find out all about it. The math is crazy.  Unknown008 Posts: 8,147, Reputation: 3745 Uber Member #10 Jul 30, 2009, 02:06 PM Wow, I wasn't aware that prizes were awarded to 'math solvers' Not your question?  Thread Tools Search this Thread Search this Thread: Advanced Search ## Check out some similar questions! How do I solve these log math stuff? [ 2 Answers ] expand: log base 7 a/5 condense: g log 7 solve: log base 7 5=1/3log base 7 (x-1) approximate using the change of base formula (to two decimal places): How do you solve this math problem [ 2 Answers ] How many 2/3 are in 4/5?:mad: Solve math equation [ 5 Answers ] solve for x: 5 (to the power x + 3 ) minus (5 to the power x+1) =600 Solve Math [ 8 Answers ] A$10.00 item has a profit margin of 20%. What is the cost of the item??

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