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Polish-born French and American mathematician and polymath 1924-2010
A fractal is a mathematical set or concrete object that is irregular or fragmented at all scales...
American author and political activist 1941-
A free-enterprise economy depends only on markets, and according to the most advanced mathematical macroeconomic theory, markets depend only on moods: specifically, the mood of the men in the pinstripes, also known as the Boys on the Street. When the Boys are in a good mood, the market thrives; when they get scared or sullen, it is time for each one of us to look into the retail apple business.
American baseball player 1881-
A game of great charm in the adoption of mathematical measurements to the timing of human movements, the exactitudes and adjustments of physical ability to hazardous chance. The speed of the legs, the dexterity of the body, the grace of the swing, the elusiveness of the slide - these are the features that make Americans everywhere forget the last syllable of a man's last name or the pigmentation of his skin.
Bonnie Jo Campbell
A mathematical proof is beautiful, but when you're finished, it's really only about one thing. A story can be about many things.
English philosopher and Franciscan 1214-1294
All science requires mathematics. The knowledge of mathematical things is almost innate in us. This is the easiest of sciences, a fact which is obvious in that no one's brain rejects it; for laymen and people who are utterly illiterate know how to count and reckon.
As far as I know, only a small minority of mathematicians, even of those with Platonist views, accept the idea that there may be mathematical facts which are true but unknowable.
British mathematician 1821-1895
As for everything else, so for a mathematical theory: beauty can be perceived but not explained.
Budget: a mathematical confirmation of your suspicions.
American academic and social critic 1947-
Homeric mind is ingenuity, practical intelligence. There is no Rodin-like deep thinking, no mathematical or philosophical speculation. Odysseus thinks with his hands.Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
American mathematician and logician 1903-1995
I tried reading Hilbert. Only his papers published in mathematical periodicals were available at the time. Anybody who has tried those knows they are very hard reading.
Carl Friedrich Gauss
German mathematician and physicist 1777-1855
If others would but reflect on mathematical truths as deeply and as continuously as I have, they would make my discoveries.Source: The World of Mathematics (1956)
American minister, author, and radio personality 1916-2003
In studying mathematics or simply using a mathematical principle, if we get the wrong answer in sort of algebraic equation, we do not suddenly feel that there is an anti-mathematical principle that is luring us into the wrong answers.
English mathematician and computer scientist 1912-1954
Mathematical reasoning may be regarded rather schematically as the exercise of a combination of two facilities, which we may call intuition and ingenuity.
French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
Memory, joy, are intuitions; and even mathematical propositions become intuitions, for education produces natural intuitions, and natural intuitions are erased by education.Source: Pensees (1669)
British Indian sculptor 1954-
Much of what I make is geometric, and has a kind of almost mathematical logic to the form.
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