tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7718462793516968883.post8538549490223326057..comments2024-02-19T23:16:40.042-05:00Comments on MadMath: MadMath ManifestoDeltahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00705402326320853684noreply@blogger.comBlogger4125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7718462793516968883.post-52671341656100946022009-06-18T04:51:22.357-04:002009-06-18T04:51:22.357-04:00As a theoretical computer scientist with a PhD in ...As a theoretical computer scientist with a PhD in mathematics and statistics (stochastic processes specialty) I can assure you that my view of mathematics has evolved with time. It was definitely a battle at the beginning, but with the passing of time and the gaining of understanding, things started to become more "rarefied". You get the feeling of being adrift on a boat, along a river which becomes wider and wider, until you lose sight of the boundaries. The more things you learn, the more things you see that you need learning to progress. And you discover that you MUST specialise in some way.Antoniohttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17258180992723371727noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7718462793516968883.post-44236921583243819482009-02-07T23:46:00.000-05:002009-02-07T23:46:00.000-05:00First we feast, then we MATH!Delta, you just amped...First we feast, then we MATH!<BR/><BR/>Delta, you just amped up the awesome by a factor of ten. Bravo!BigFellahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03052419088140204154noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7718462793516968883.post-66013793056950548642009-02-05T02:14:00.000-05:002009-02-05T02:14:00.000-05:00I see the beauty not in solving things, but in und...I see the beauty not in solving things, but in understanding the concepts. That understanding makes proving theorems easier, but for me, the understanding is the goal, not solving the problems.<BR/><BR/>More precisely, the moment when you just understand what some particular notation or theorem actually says. (Latest such moment: The construction of integers by using natural numbers.)<BR/><BR/>This may change. I'm just an undergraduate at this point.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7718462793516968883.post-51417131228422955192009-02-01T02:58:00.000-05:002009-02-01T02:58:00.000-05:00You're dead on about math being the enemy when you...You're dead on about math being the enemy when you actually, in real life, need it.<BR/><BR/>To me though in school, math seemed like a joke. I mean a funny joke, or a magic trick, or something absurd. When I had to do proofs on the board I would often laugh out loud as some horrible mess resolved itself cleanly, or herculean efforts were made to cross a tiny distance. Hell, an indirect proof is practically a shaggy dog story.K. Baileyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06623767121412820113noreply@blogger.com