Friday, April 29, 2011

quote for the day

"The whole of mathematical history may be interpreted as a battle for supremacy between these two concepts. This conflict may be but an echo of the older strife so prominent in early Greek philosophy, the struggle of the one to subdue the many. But the image of the battle is not wholly appropriate, in mathematics at least, as the continuous and discrete have frequently helped one another to progress." - E.T. Bell

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