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Posted 10/12/2014   09:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add lkkoller to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Being a math teacher, I would be interested to see what stamps exist with math on them. Not just mathematicians (tho that is ok) but stamps that contain actual equations, geometric figures, etc. I expect to see many examples. I haven't started a math topicals yet, but plan on saving all the examples here in an effort to acquire them. Especially interested in the stamp containing math symbols that has the highest catalog value.

Scott #2371 DDR, 1983

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Posted 10/12/2014   11:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Wadmalatz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
1996 Hungary, stamp issued with the occasion of 2 European Congress of Mathematics.
Design: simplified Cantor set - err... whatever that means
and sorry, found no better image


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Posted 10/12/2014   12:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sweden is fond of putting Nobel Prize winners on their stamps.

While there is, famously, no Nobel in mathematics - and for an infamous reason, no less - you can find physcists whose work is well-expressed in mathematically-created geometric figures, to wit:



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

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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Posted 10/12/2014   9:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 22crows to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This has probably come up before, but if you check out the site "Images of Mathematicians on Postage Stamps" you will find heaps of material.

http://jeff560.tripod.com/stamps.html
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Posted 10/14/2014   3:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add primoz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Jurij Vega (1754-1802)


............Vega crater on the Moon

Jurij Vega was a Slovene mathematician, physicist and artillery officer.
Vega published a series of books of logarithm tables.
His major work is Treasury of all Logarithms published the first time in 1794.
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Posted 11/18/2014   4:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add primoz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Pierre de Fermat (1601-1665)



Pierre de Fermat was a French amateur mathematician. He is best known for Fermat`s Last Theorem writen on both stamps:
the general onequation has no solutions in positive integers, if n is an integer greater than 2.
The Fermat`s Last Theorem was proved in 1995 by Andrew Wiles.

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Hi, Wadmalatz
on stamp you posted in 10/12/2014 is a fractal called Sierpinski Tetrahedron.
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Edited by primoz - 11/18/2014 5:05 pm
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Posted 11/22/2014   10:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tantsbsac to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bolivia 2011 National Institute of Statistics - 65 Years of Service to the Country:
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Posted 11/23/2014   04:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ringo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Pythagoras' theorem of course. Issued to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of his founding the School of Philosophy.


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Posted 11/23/2014   04:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ringo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For portraits of mathematicians:

France 1958 - Lagrange
Germany 1955 - Gauss
Norway 1929 and 2002 - Abel
Hungary 1932 - Bolyai
France 1952 - Poincare
Switzerland 1957 - Euler

There will be many more of course - how strictly would you define a mathematician? There are no shortage of stamps featuring Newton or Einstein, or Max Planck for example - do they count?
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Posted 11/23/2014   12:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lkkoller to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These are absolutely gorgeous! Please keep them coming!
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Posted 11/23/2014   1:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'll add this recent news story and link -- Adventures in Numberland -- It certainly fits the thread of "math"!

http://www.theguardian.com/science/...n-more-nerdy
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Posted 11/23/2014   2:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add primoz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Magic Square

.........

On Albrecht Dürer`s Melencolia graphics made in 1514 in the upper right corner is the magic square.
The lower two central numbers are 15 14, the year when the work was made!
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Posted 11/29/2014   1:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add primoz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Mathematical basic symbols



........addition.........subtraction
.........division........multiplication
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Posted 12/06/2014   9:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tantsbsac to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Italy 2013 Archimedes Year - Pi.

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Posted 12/07/2014   3:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add primoz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Mathematical basic symbols


........addition.........subtraction
.........division........multiplication


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Numbers and mathematical symbols, designed by Park Eun-kyung, printed by photogravure, and issued by (South) Korea on July 13, 2000 to publicize the 41st International Mathematical Olympiad, held in Taejon, Korea, Scott No. 2026.

- nethryk

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