Sunday, April 29, 2018

My math publication

My only mathematics "publication"

In 1984, The Mathematical Intelligencer magazine asked for pithy definitions of applied and pure mathematicians. A definition just came to me, I got an honorable mention for it, and it was printed in the magazine, as you can see in the lower right above:

   An applied mathematician loves the theorem.
   A pure mathematician loves the proof.

I still like this a lot.

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