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The history of hyperbolic geometry is filled with hyperbolic quotes, and I came across a beautiful one earlier this semester in my math history class.
When you're looking at it, it just stays there, constant and still. But if you turn your back for just an instant at a point in the Cantor set, the function grows impossibly quickly.
The Cantor set is huge, but there isn't very much there.
Continued fractions are objectively the best in approximation technology
Transcend decimals as you celebrate this transcendental number
So it's cold and rainy, and you're up a little too late trying to figure out why that one pesky assumption is necessary in a theorem. Wouldn't it be nice if you could just order up a space that was path connected but not locally connected?
Sometimes you want to learn a “new” multiplication algorithm from a general interest math book, sometimes you want to learn why voting systems are doomed to imperfection, and sometimes you just want to play with numbers, patterns, and pictures.
Sophie German, who was not allowed to attend university, was the first woman to make significant original contributions to mathematical research.
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