2 Organic Mathematics A bridge between parallel and serial observations Introduction Presentation Moshe Klein, Doron Shadmi 16 June 2009
33 Introduction Distinction is a very important part of our life. Similarly to Hilberts analogy about the completeness of a mathematical theory, Organic Mathematics claims that any fundamental mathematical theory is incomplete if it does not deal with Distinction as first-order property of it. This presentation is focused on the structure of Whole Numbers. …An old French mathematician said: A mathematical theory is not to be considered complete until you have made it so clear that you can explain it to the first man whom you meet on the street... David Hilbert, in his lecture at ICM1900
4 The Partition function as a motivation of the notion of Distinction (part 1) We are all familiar with the Partition Function Pr(n). Pr(n) returns the number of possible Partitions of a given number n. The order of the partitions has no significance. Pr(5) =7 as follows: 5=5 5=4+1 5=3+2 5=3+1+1 5=2+2+1 5=2+1+1+1 5=1+1+1+1+1 Total = 7. Pr(n)n 11 22 33 54 75 116 157 228
5 The Partition function as a motivation of the notion of Distinction (part 2) But here is the Catch! Every partition of n gives us some way of looking at the Whole number n. We go one step further and analyze every partition: We define (this will take some time) for every given partition a of a given number n, the number of distinctions it has. We call that number D(a). We denote the sum of the D(a) s of all partitions a of a given number n, Or(n). Or(n) will be called the Organic Number of number n. We begin by understanding the way we got the first 4 organic numbers. All the rest of them are easily calculated by using the principals we will introduce now. D(a) Partition: a 05 94+1 63+2 33+1+1 32+2+1 22+1+1+1 11+1+1+1+1 24 Total = Or(5)
6 The Organic Sequence for n>3 So far we have seen that Or(n)=n, for n=1,2,3. However, this is changed if n>3. For example: Or(4) =9. In the next few slides we will look at Or(n) for n>3. The first 12 values of Or(n) are : 1, 2, 3, 9, 24, 76, 236, 785, 2634, 9106, 31870, 113371...
7 The case of 4 For n=4, things become more complex. 4=1+1+1+1 4=2+1+1 4=2+2 4=3+1 (4=4) Let us explain n=4 in details, in the next few slides. In order to do that we introduce new notation: #
19 OR(5) detailed representation Unclear ID Clear ID
Uncertainty and Redundancy Definition 1: Identity is a property of x, which allows distinguishing among it. Definition 2: Copy is a duplication of a single identity. Definition 3: If x has more than a single identity, then x is called Uncertain. Definition 4: If x has more than a single copy, then x is called Redundant.
A bridge between parallel and serial observations introduced as Uncertainty\Redundancy matrix Organic Numbers are the result of Memory\Object interaction, such that each object is observed as a superposition of identities (by parallel white observation), as a single id (by serial colored observation), or as any possible association of parallel\serial observation:
22 Ramanujans way of thinking Ramanujan published 3900 formulae, Without being able to prove them! We think that Ramanujans way of thinking is different than the way most mathematicians think. We call it Parallel, as opposed to Serial. Organic Mathematics looks at lines and points as different atoms that are not derived of each other. Organic Numbers are the result of Parallel (line-like) AND Serial (point-like) observations of the concept of Number.
23 Dialog in Mathematics Young children apply an Organic way of Thinking based on imagination, intuition, feelings and logic. While working with children, we have developed a serial way of thinking (points) as well as a parallel way of thinking (lines).
24 Paradigms change: Distinction Organic numbers are based on a new philosophy, which says that a point and a line are two abstract observations that if associated, enable to define things mathematically, where Distinction is their first-order property. The line represents a Parallel Thinking Style where things are understood at-once, without using a step-by-step analysis. The point represents a Serial Thinking Style where things are understood by using a step-by-step analysis.
25 New approach to Hilberts 6th problem In 1935 the EPR thought experiment introduced Non-locality into Physics. The 6th problem of David Hilbert is about mathematical treatment of the axioms of physics: The investigation on the foundation of geometry suggests the problem : to treat in the same manner, by means of axioms, those physical sciences in which mathematics plays an important part ; in the first rank are the theory of probabilities and mechanics. Organic Numbers bring Distinction to the front of the Mathematical research, by associate the non-local (line-like observation) with the local (point-like observation).
Summary 1) Since Euclid's Elements 13 Books, for 2,500 years, Mathematics did not develop parallel observation methods. 2) We believe that by using both non-local (parallel) and local (serial step-by-step) observations of the mathematical science, fundamental mathematical concepts are changed by a paradigm-shift (presented in a more advanced presentation).
27 Thank you for listening.. Moshe Klein,Doron Shadmi Gan Adam L.T.D Gan_adam@netvision.net.il ISRAEL
The Interaction Between Parallel and Serial Thinking 1)Do you see Necker cube from outside or inside ? 2) In which direction the Pyramid is turning? If you see it turning in clockwise you are using the right side of your brain. If you see it turning on the other way, you are using the left side of your brain. Some people see both directions, but most people see only one direction. See if you can change directions by shifting the brain's current perception. BOTH DIRECTIONS CAN BE SEEN! This can explain the way Ramanujan got his discoveries in Number theory, engaging simultaneously both sides of his brain.
29 Historical Background to Organic Mathematics 1. Introduction of Non-Euclidean Geometry, Bolyai and Lobachevsky 1823. A new observation of Geometry. 2. The 23 problems of Hilbert and the Organic Vision in ICM 1900. The Organic Vision: From Hilberts Lecture (last page): Mathematical science is in my opinion an indivisible whole, an organism whose vitality is conditioned upon the connection of its parts[…] The organic unity of Mathematics is inherent in the nature of its science. 3. The Sixth Problem of Hilbert - Mathematical Axioms for Physics.
30 Continue.. 4. Foundations of Probability Theory by Kolmogorov 1933. 5. Non-locality in Quantum Theory - the EPR thought experiment 1935. Or(n) uses non-locality as one of its building-blocks. 6. Remarks on the foundation of Mathematics Seminar in Cambridge by Wittgenstein 1939.