Matthew Rories tattoo?

#1 Posted by Blackout62 (1342 posts) -

In the latest mailbag a tattoo of what looks like a mathematical equation is visible on Rorie's right arm. Anyone know what it is?

#2 Posted by SamFo (1529 posts) -

He mentioned it once. Something to do with, even though there is so much uncertainty In the world mathematics is always certain... Or something

#3 Posted by ajamafalous (11997 posts) -

I can't remember exactly what the equation is, but you're right in that it is an equation.

#4 Edited by Positrark (316 posts) -

After some freezeframing of the video, I'm fairly certain the equation reads exp(i x alpha) + 1 = 0 where the x is here a multiplication sign. This equation is easily solved for alpha through Euler's formula, and we get alpha = Pi, where Pi is the famous mathematical constant. @SamFo is probably right that he just picked a pretty looking equation to represent the field of mathematics.

Edit: @FengShuiGod is right that what I thought was alpha is a Pi, so the equation becomes the well known Euler's equation. It makes sense for him to choose it, since it has been called the most beautiful formula in mathematics.

#5 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

I was really expecting it to be a puppy.

#6 Posted by Positrark (316 posts) -

Here's the best shot I could find of it:

#7 Posted by Kaspar (159 posts) -

This is the internet. We are nosy people.

#8 Posted by thehexeditor (1404 posts) -

WHAT DO THE NUMBERS MEAN MASON

#9 Posted by FengShuiGod (1486 posts) -

It's Euler's Identity which is famous for it's mathematical beauty. It gets pretty weird, more than I would want to explain here, especially since I don't know how to do exponents on my keyboard, but yeah.

#10 Posted by shhetghost (59 posts) -

I think it's a map to one eyed willy's burried treasure.

#11 Posted by Fattony12000 (7418 posts) -

He is a pretty much a Physics major, maybe it's something to do with that?

#12 Posted by ajamafalous (11997 posts) -
@Positrark said:

After some freezeframing of the video, I'm fairly certain the equation reads exp(i x alpha) + 1 = 0 where the x is here a multiplication sign. This equation is easily solved for alpha through Euler's formula, and we get alpha = Pi, where Pi is the famous mathematical constant. @SamFo is probably right that he just picked a pretty looking equation to represent the field of mathematics.

Edit: @FengShuiGod is right that what I thought was alpha is a Pi, so the equation becomes the well known Euler's equation. It makes sense for him to choose it, since it has been called the most beautiful formula in mathematics.

Yeah, I totally remember him saying that it is indeed Euler's now that you said that. Nice find.
#13 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

@thehexeditor said:

WHAT DO THE NUMBERS MEAN MASON

I laughed.

#14 Posted by Pullarius_Capax (80 posts) -

It is most certainly Euler's Equation

#15 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

@SpikeSpiegel said:

@thehexeditor said:

WHAT DO THE NUMBERS MEAN MASON

I laughed.

Me too. Good one, man!

#16 Posted by guiseppe (2841 posts) -

I thought it was the coordinates for Dryland.

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