
Re: why do you like math?
Posted:
Sep 5, 2001 4:59 AM


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 lightpropagation;) 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

