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Re: [HM] Applied mathematics reference
Posted:
Aug 14, 2005 5:09 PM


On Fri, 12 Aug 2005 15:14:34 0400, Roy Weintraub wrote:
>I have a garbled memory of coming across the statement from a >distinguished 20th century mathematician (Weil? MacLane?) that >"Applied mathematics is not mathematics". Am I misremembering? If >not, can you provide the reference? Thank you.
Paul Halmos once wrote an article called "Applied Mathematics is Bad Mathematics"; I think it can be found in "Mathematics Tomorrow", edited by Lynn Steen.
Fernando ================================================================== Fernando Q. Gouvea Dept. of Mathematics Editor, FOCUS and FOCUS Online Colby College http://www.maa.org Mayflower Hill 5836 Waterville, ME 04901 fqgouvea@colby.edu



