**Books, Brochures, and Chapters>**

**Book:**Hardy , G. H. (1992-01-31)

*, A Mathematician's Apology*, Retrieved on 2013-03-26

**Folksonomies:**mathematics

## Memes

26 MAR 2013

## Mathematics is More Popular Than Music and Art

Archimedes will be remembered when Aeschylus is forgotten, because languages die and mathematical ideas do not. 'Immortality' may be a silly word, but probably a mathematician has the best chance of whatever it may mean." [* * *] A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas. [* * *] The mathematician's patterns, like the painter's or the poet's, must be b...Mathematical ideas are more permanent in culture than artistic ones, and more people play in mathematical games without realizing it.

26 MAR 2013

## Mathematics Lies Outside Ourselves

I believe that mathematical reality lies outside us, that our function is to discover or observe it, and that the theorems which we prove, and which we describe grandiloquently as our "creations," are simply the notes of our observations. * * * Let us suppose that I am giving a lecture on some system of geometry, such as the ordinary Euclidean geometry, and that I draw figures on the blackboard to stimulate the imagination of my audience, rough drawings of straight lines or ...When teaching mathematics, it does not matter how nice the drawings or the teaching space, the ideas are what's important and they are independent of the teaching method.