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On the Surface

September 19th, 2019|Comments Off on On the Surface

Below are some examples of graphs of two-variable functions. (It may take a few seconds for [...]

Welcome to Math 241!

September 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Welcome to our course website for Math 241 (Fall 2019). Everything relevant to the course is [...]

It’s Been Said

A systematic treatment of all possible properties of limits was contained in a manuscript by Chevalley on category theory; the manuscript was unfortunately lost by some shipping company.
Saunders Mac Lane
Before functors, people lived in caves.
Brian Conrad
The introduction of the digit 0 or the group concept was general nonsense, too, and mathematics was more or less stagnating for thousands of years because nobody was around to take such childish steps.
Alexander Grothendieck
Do not be seduced by the lotus-eaters into infatuation with untethered abstraction.
Ravi Vakil
Algebraic geometry seems to have acquired the reputation of being esoteric, exclusive, and very abstract, with adherents who are secretly plotting to take over all the rest of mathematics. In one respect this last point is accurate.
David Mumford
As long as algebra and geometry traveled separate paths their advance was slow and their applications limited. But when these two sciences joined company, they drew from each other fresh vitality and thenceforward marched on at a rapid pace towards perfection.
Joseph-Louis Lagrange
The advancement and perfection of mathematics is intimately connected with the prosperity of the state.
Napoleon Bonaparte

We [Kaplansky and Halmos] share a philosophy about linear algebra: we think basis-free, we write basis-free, but when the chips are down we close the office door and compute with matrices like fury.

Irving Kaplansky, Your Content Goes Here

Profound study of nature is the most fertile source of mathematical discoveries.

Joseph Fourier, Your Content Goes Here

Calculus is the outcome of a dramatic intellectual struggle which has lasted for twenty-five hundred years.

Richard Courant, Your Content Goes Here