... In Arithmetic, 1+1 = 2, in Computer Science, 1+1 = 0, but in Love, 1+1 = 1!

 

NUMBERS in Mathematics and Literature

 

*  Fine poetry is the music of mathematics. Numbers singing.

 

*  It is true that, a mathematician, who is not somewhat of a poet, will never be a perfect mathematician. (Weierstrass)

 

*  Mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isn’t there. (Charles Darwin).

 

* God exists because Arithmetic is consistent. The Devil exists because we can’t prove it! (Hermann Weyl)

 

If you have the same ideas as everybody else but have them one week earlier, you will be hailed as a visionary. But if you have them five years earlier, you will be named a lunatic.

 

 * [In physical science…], when you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meager and unsatisfactory kind. (Lord Kevin, 1883)

 

TRIVIAS

A 20-word sentence consisting of words in increasing number of letters from 1 to 20.

1    I

2    DO

3    NOT

4    KNOW

5    WHERE

6    FAMILY

7    DOCTORS

8    ACQUIRED

9    ILLEGIBLY

10   PERPLEXING

11   HANDWRITING,

12   NEVERTHELESS

13   EXTRAORDINARY

14   PHARMACEUTICAL

15   INTELLECTUALITY,

16   COUNTERBALANCING

17   INDECIPHERABILITY

18   TRANSCENDENTALIZES

19   INTERCOMMUNICATIONS

20   IMCOMPREHENSIBLENESS.