Geometry

Geometry is grasping space...that space in which the child lives, breaths, and moves.  The space that the child must learn to know, explore, conquer, in order to live, breathe, and move better in it."

Hans Frudenthal, German mathematician, 1973

Then, my noble friend, geometry will draw the soul towards truth, and create the spirit of philosophy, and raise up that which is not unhappily allowed to fall down.

 Plato 

A mathematician's work is mostly a tangle of guesswork, analogy, wishful thinking, and frustration.  And proof, far from being the core of discovery, is more often than not a way of making sure that our minds are not playing tricks.

 

last updated 07.03.2019