3 responses to “The Art of Mathematics [Part 1 of 3] (by Carmen Parisi)”

  1. Ben

    Math and science can have profound and inspiring moments. In high school calculus, my whole class (myself included) was taken aback when our teacher quietly derived the formula for the volume of a sphere from scratch. One guy even stood up, threw his arms in the air, and said, “Yes! Math is a language!” Science and engineering classes could be taught with similar impact by showing where some piece of knowledge or technology we take for granted comes from. Actually, I wonder if STEM education would work far better if it were built primarily out of these moments, with the theoretical fundamentals relegated to a supporting role?

    1. Carmen Parisi

      I’ve had moments like that as well. I remember seeing Euler’s Equation derived back in college in my Complex Variables class and being blown away. I can still derive it now roughly 4 years later (well like 90% sure to be honest). Times like that are essential for seeing how powerful math really is. I agree that the reason behind theory should be taught more often than it currently is.

  2. merzak

    reading is also art if we want tto linj every field with art :).
    anyway behind the theory there is philosophy .
    just give this link to see how is the theory is more importante than aplications :).