Re: a little meditation on literature and math

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Sat Mar 24 2001 - 01:48:13 MST

Damien Broderick <> writes:

> Here's a piece of mine just published in the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper:


BTW, why set theory? Calculus is so much more fun! (and I know Mikael
Johansson now will chime in with a push for combinatorics :-)

To me the different branches of mathematics have their own
styles. Analysis is baroque, lots of little trigonometric cherubs and
leering integral gargoyles. Linear algebra is far more stark, a cubism
of straight lines and matrices. Classical geometry is (of course)
classicist, while differential geometry is a rich surrealist jungle.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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