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Is It True About Math
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Last Post:
May 20, 2007 5:40 PM




Re: Is It True About Math
Posted:
May 18, 2007 5:57 AM


On May 17, 10:47 pm, chri...@yahoo.com wrote: > I was in the math building today and overheard some math graduate > students saying modern math is all done with smoke and mirrors. This > is probably some sort of inside joke, but does anyone know what they > meant?
"Smoke" is obfuscation and "mirrors" is misdirection. The grad student was being facetioius. It's like the freshman who couldn't see how the professor got from point A to point B. He thought the prof was talking in parabolas.;
David Ames



