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



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



