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The philosopher kings of Plato's Republic were to learn Geometry at the acme of their preparation to rule. The reasoning was not only due to Plato's geometrical view of Nature but also his view of abstraction.

Without taking sides on this particular philosopher—how much more would he have valued modern geometry? I'm interested in learning mathematics from this perspective: experiencing how "the most different" human language influences my thoughts about the everyday world.

(By the everyday world I mean love, money, and human diversity — things that seem far away from serious professional text.) In particular I'd like to be able to think up novel and creative ideas about non-mathematical things, using modern mathematical shapes.

Besides this broad personal project, I am also interested in applying modern mathematics to economic theory.


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revised How to write popular mathematics well?
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like / lie / spdf // this is getting longer
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revised How to write popular mathematics well?
like / lie / spdf // this is getting longer
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cut out extraneous info, not transition sentences
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comment How to write popular mathematics well?
Here is some evidence about pictures. I lifted some pictures from Allen Hatcher's AT book and posted them on a website frequented by teens. They were reblogged/liked ~800 times. How many teens do you think navigated to math.cornell.edu/~hatcher/AT/ATpage.html and read any of his wonderful book? (Probably more after seeing the picture.) This is the power of brevity with the internet as distribution.
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comment Where does the notion of pseudoholomorphic curve come from?
Some context in the intro. of math.mit.edu/~vwg/…
May
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revised How to understand a solenoid?
T₃: D² × S¹ or T₃ := D² × S¹ ? I can't tell if D²×S¹ is the domain of a mapping T₃ or is the object T₃ itself.
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comment Where does a math person go to learn quantum mechanics?
Thank you @Sky!
May
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comment Where does a math person go to learn quantum mechanics?
Do you have a recommendation of where to get to the right level of representation theory?
May
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comment Colloquial catchy statements encoding serious mathematics
@kjetilbhalvorsen Indeed, near-zero-Kelvin labs on Earth mean it's probably not.
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comment Colloquial catchy statements encoding serious mathematics
I feel it should be a drunk spaceship, since birds fly at most over a thickened 2-sphere, and realistically over just a small patch.