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" Hay un concepto que es el corruptor y el desatinador de los otros. No hablo del Mal cuyo limitado imperio es la ética; hablo del infinito. Yo anhelé compilar alguna vez su móvil historia. La numerosa Hidra (monstruo palustre que viene a ser una prefiguración o un emblema de las progresiones geométricas) daría conveniente horror a su pórtico; la coronarían las sórdidas pesadillas de Kafka y sus capítulos centrales no desconocerían las conjeturas de ese remoto cardenal alemán—Nicolás de Krebs, Nicolás de Cusa—que en la circunferencia vio un polígono de un número infinito de ángulos y dejó escrito que una línea infinita sería una recta, sería un triángulo, sería un círculo y sería una esfera (De docta ignorantia, I, 13). Cinco, siete años de aprendizaje metafísico, teológico, matemático me capacitarían (tal vez) para planear decorosamente ese libro. Inútil agregar que la vida me prohibe esa esperanza, y aún ese adverbio..."

Jorge Luis Borges en Avatares de la Tortuga.


Nov
8
awarded  Yearling
Oct
31
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Estimate for Levy metric
Oct
31
revised Estimate for Levy metric
Added relevant tag
Oct
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Motivation for weak solution of a PDE (initial condition)
Oct
23
comment Obscure Names in Mathematics
@RobertIsrael: Gauß has a theorema aureum, too. André Weil even wrote once something like, "he [the Princeps Mathematicorum] was very fond of this type of names"...
Oct
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
22
comment How can I have a copy of this old paper by Frobenius?
Google "Sitzungsberichte der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin". The first result you'll get is some type of online repository of the journal.
Oct
22
answered How can I have a copy of this old paper by Frobenius?
Oct
22
comment Kuratowski closure-complement problem for other mathematical objects?
Mr. Bowron: Thanks a lot for the reference and for the Kuratowski's Closure-Complement Cornucopia!
Oct
21
revised What should be considered a finite size of an infinite dimensional space?
edited title
Oct
16
revised German mathematical terms like “Nullstellensatz”
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Oct
15
revised Centers of Apollonian Circle Packings
corrected spelling
Oct
15
revised “Oldest” bug in computer algebra system?
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Oct
15
awarded  Necromancer
Oct
14
comment Source of quotation about the waste-baskets of physicists
@TomGoodwillie: And what would be the source of the quote about waste-baskets and philosophers?
Oct
14
revised What did Rolle prove when he proved Rolle's theorem?
improved formatting
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
24
revised A condition that implies commutativity
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Sep
10
revised Pseudonyms of famous mathematicians
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Sep
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Dimension of totally reflexive modules