Mathematics
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Mathematics is the study of quantity, space, structure, and change. Mathematicians seek out patterns and formulate new conjectures.^{[1]}
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On Golarion
In religion
- Abadar appreciates mathematics as necessary for ordered societies to function, especially in regards to fair taxation.
- Brigh values mathematics very highly as it is the basis of engineering and design.^{[2]}
- Mammon is known to be a genius-level mathematician.^{[3]}
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Organizations
- The Cult of the Last Theorem: A faction in the lost city of Tumen in Osirion researching the Pharaoh of Numbers to unlock dark powers of lost mathematics. They know that the integers 56 and 11 were significant both spiritually and mathematically to the pharaoh.^{[4]}
- Katheer: Katheer is renowned for dozens of academies of mathematics within its boundaries.^{[5]}
- Pathfinder Society: Not a mathematical society as such, but Pathfinder mathematicians working for Shevala Iorae discovered an entry into the siege tower called the Spire of Nex, near Absalom.^{[6]}
- University of Lepidstadt: Mathematics is one of the subjects of special interest taught at this university.^{[7]}
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Publications
- Manual of the Order of the Palatine Eye: mathematics forms an important part of this secretive work^{[8]}
- The Last Theorem is a cryptic and perpetually shifting work of obscure mathematics and numerology, and is said to be linked to the Final Theorem and Aucturn Enigma.^{[9]}
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Known mathematicians
- Axiomites: Each axiomite is actually an immortal construct of living, intelligent mathematics approximating a humanoid shape.^{[10]}
- Bronze dragons: Bronze dragons are natural mathematicians and some numerologists have made great contributions to advanced mathematics; there is a small group called Bryemirites who are devoted to finding a perfect number of importance to dragonkind.^{[11]}
- Alendru Ghoroven: A teacher in mathematics in Ravengro, Ustalav.^{[12]}
- Green dragons: Green dragons are the chromatic mathematicians and have made some major discoveries in mathematics and astronomy.^{[13]} Their hoards are known to often contain rare books of mathematics and numerology.^{[14]}
- Theorex Khai, the Enumerator: The leader of the Cult of the Last Theorem is a genius in mathematics.^{[15]}
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References
- ↑ Mathematics, Wikipedia.
- ↑ Sean K Reynolds. (2014). Brigh. Lords of Rust, p. 74. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-678-2
- ↑ F. Wesley Schneider. (2009). Princes of Darkness, p. 11. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-189-3
- ↑ Tim Hitchcock, Brandon Hodge, Michael Kortes, Jason Nelson, Russ Taylor. (2011). Lost Cities of Golarion, p. 47. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-272-2
- ↑ Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 120–121. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
- ↑ Tim Hitchcock, Erik Mona, James L. Sutter, and Russ Taylor. (2009). Seekers of Secrets: A Guide to the Pathfinder Society, p. 27, 42. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-178-7
- ↑ F. Wesley Schneider. (2011). Rule of Fear, p. 46. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-301-9
- ↑ Michael Kortes. (2011). The Haunting of Harrowstone. The Haunting of Harrowstone, p. 13–14, 19. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-308-8
- ↑ Michael Kortes. (2008). The Pact Stone Pyramid, p. 29. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-145-9
- ↑ Todd Stewart. (2009). The Great Beyond: A Guide to the Multiverse, p. 30, 57. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-167-1
- ↑ Mike McArtor. (2009). Dragons Revisited, p. 23. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-165-7
- ↑ Michael Kortes. (2011). Ravengro. The Haunting of Harrowstone, p. 62. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-308-8
- ↑ Mike McArtor. (2009). Dragons Revisited, p. 41. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-165-7
- ↑ Mike McArtor. (2009). Dragons Revisited, p. 42. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-165-7
- ↑ Tim Hitchcock, Brandon Hodge, Michael Kortes, Jason Nelson, Russ Taylor. (2011). Lost Cities of Golarion, p. 52. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-272-2