rogue_eclipse

14-11-03, 03:56

I found this moving. Currently I'm reading a book titled The Language of Mathematics. It is very interesting and has helped me out quite a bit (not in math itself but in understanding its history and appreciating it on a higher level)

So far I've learned that Math is like music in the way that you have to be able to read the language so that you can create the abstract in your mind.

In his book A Mathematician's Apology, G.H Hardy wrote:

"The Mathematician's patterns, like a painter'S or a poet's, must be beautiful, the ideas, like colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. Beauty is the firt test; there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics...It may be very hard to define mathematical beauty, but that is true of beauty of any kind- we may not know quite what we mean by a beautiful poem, but that does not prevent us from recognizing one when we read it."

Thought provoking...

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So far I've learned that Math is like music in the way that you have to be able to read the language so that you can create the abstract in your mind.

In his book A Mathematician's Apology, G.H Hardy wrote:

"The Mathematician's patterns, like a painter'S or a poet's, must be beautiful, the ideas, like colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. Beauty is the firt test; there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics...It may be very hard to define mathematical beauty, but that is true of beauty of any kind- we may not know quite what we mean by a beautiful poem, but that does not prevent us from recognizing one when we read it."

Thought provoking...

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