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Nico Benschop

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Re: why do you like math?
Posted: Sep 5, 2001 4:59 AM
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Steven Taschuk wrote:
>
> <jmfbahciv@aol.com> wrote:

> > In article <95c86a0c.0109030701.6a1bbc9d@posting.google.com>,
> > sharonfr@msn.com (John Revere) wrote:
> >

> > >What makes math fun for you?
> >
> > Every completed problem is a triumph. Completing a problem
> > is a piece of work that is well done (with the emphasis on
> > 'done'). Unlike washing dishes or cleaning the house, ...[*]
> > the completed problems stays completed and doesn't need to be
> > redone.


"Chipping away at eternity" (H.Lenstra, on number theory)

[*]: Who does'nt hate the increase of Entropy ?

(there is no lossless process in Nature, except light-propagation;-)
http://home.iae.nl/users/benschop/ether.htm

> Though even a completed problem isn't completed; much of the fun lies
> in trying to find simpler, more illuminating, or just different proofs
> of an existing result.


Precisely ;-) http://arXiv.org/abs/math.HO/0103051 -- NB






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