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Assorted Quotes

“Inquiring minds must know!”—Mikhail Kapranov

“The geometry of Banach spaces lies in darkness and has attracted the attention of many talented research mathematicians.”—John Bligh Conway

“The problem is most easily grasped when stated in the language of cricket.”—Hardy and Littlewood

“Algebra is completely trivial.”—[Name omitted to protect the innocent.]

Math Word Blacklist

I’m collecting technical math terms that are overloaded with meanings. Kindly do not assign any more definitions to these words. Email me to suggest more.


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