Schlagwort-Archiv: Mathematik

Our kind of entertainment.

Sunday evening entertainment of the week: proving that addition is commutative.


Wees er maar vast op voorbereid dat u misschien niet tegelijk mag instappen met de persoon die naast u zal zitten.

Charlotte Vlek: Hoe wiskunde de KLM helpt efficiënter te boarden


In summary, algebraic geometry is classical music, and number theory is heavy metal.

Lovely little lemmas

Euler's List.

Euler's work touched upon so many fields that he is often the earliest written reference on a given matter. In an effort to avoid naming everything after Euler, some discoveries and theorems are attributed to the first person to have proved them after Euler.

Wikipedia: List of things named after Leonhard Euler


Mathematics is measuring times laziness squared.

Earthlings 101, Episode 13


Ik zweef tussen de wiskunde en de kunst.

M.C. Escher (gelezen door Robin Lutz)


I saw now that in my desire to know theorics I had taken shortcuts that, just like shortcuts on a map, turned out to be longcuts. Whenever I’d seen Jesry get it quicker than me, I had misread equations in a way that had seemed easier at the time but made things harder—no, impossible—later.

Fraa Orolo in Anathem by Neal Stephenson

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