Menurut Anda, apa itu matematika? Simak pernyataan tokoh-tokoh berikut tentang matematika…
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Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.
Mathematics are well and good but nature keeps dragging us around by the nose. <!–, quoted in Einstein: A Centenary Volume, A.P. French, p.113; NA–>
Why are numbers beautiful? It’s like asking why is Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony beautiful. If you don’t see why, someone can’t tell you. I know numbers are beautiful. If they aren’t beautiful, nothing is.
Mathematics – the unshaken Foundation of Sciences, and the plentiful Fountain of Advantage to human affairs. <!–, quoted in A History of Mathematics, Carl B. Boyer, p.404; NA–>
I never did very well in math – I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn’t meant my answers literally.
Stanislaw J. Lec, More Unkempt Thoughts
I don’t agree with mathematics; the sum total of zeros is a frightening figure. ~