[ExI] How Infinite Series Reveal the Unity of Mathematics
BillK
pharos at gmail.com
Mon Jan 24 15:45:10 UTC 2022
Infinite sums are among the most underrated yet powerful concepts in
mathematics, capable of linking concepts across math’s vast web.
By Steven StrogatzJanuary 24, 2022
<https://www.quantamagazine.org/how-infinite-series-reveal-the-unity-of-mathematics-20220124/>
Quote:
The most compelling reason for learning about infinite series (or so I
tell my students) is that they’re stunning connectors. They reveal
ties between different areas of mathematics, unexpected links between
everything that came before. It’s only when you get to this part of
calculus that the true structure of math — all of math — finally
starts to emerge.
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Fascinating story! Recommended!
BillK
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