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Jerry Uhl

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Computers and calculators in math
Posted: Feb 24, 2002 12:48 AM
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Think about this:


"If the activity of a science can be supplied by a machine, that
science cannot amount to much. . . It is precisely... the
mathematician who invented the machine for his own relief, and who
for his intelligent ends, designates the tasks which it shall
perform."

-----The great German mathematician Felix Klein writing in Elementary
mathematics from an advanced point of view, 1908 and 1924 reprinted
by Dover

-Jerry


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"If the activity of a science can be supplied by a machine, that
science cannot amount to much. . . It is precisely... the
mathematician who invented the machine for his own relief, and who
for his intelligent" ends, designates the tasks which it shall
perform."
-----Felix Klein

"Science is built up of facts, as a house is built of stones; but an
accumulation of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a
house."
-----Henri Poincare



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