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Re: Quote by Knuth

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: Quote by Knuth
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 08:06:47 +0200
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On 2021-07-15, at 00:53, Emanuel Berg via Users list for the GNU Emacs text 
editor <> wrote:

> But without the symbolic notation it isn't really math, is it,
> because the natural language, no matter how careful one is,
> can still be misinterpreted, interpreted in several ways, it
> can be translated, made fun of ...

Interesting, but false.  What Greeks did was most certainly mathematics
even if they had little to none symbolism.

Also, there's plenty of room for misinterpretation in some mathematical
notations (multivariate anaylsis comes to mind).


Marcin Borkowski

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