segunda-feira, 7 de outubro de 2013

Uma frase sobre matemática


What, then, to raise the old question once more, is mathematics? The answer, it appears, is that any argument which is carried out with sufficient precision is mathematical, and the reason that your friends and ours cannot understand mathematics is not because they have no head for figures, but because they are unable to achieve the degree of concentration required to follow a moderately involved sequence of inferences.

De College Admissions and the Stability of Marriage, D. Gale e L.S. Shapley, 1962.

2 comentários:

Isabela Carvalho Santos disse...

Indeed!! This is my issue with numbers! lol

I'm a Rock disse...

Esse artigo é excelente, usei em minha tese defendida esse ano na demografia UFMG.