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How is Mathematics Truth and Beauty? (Part 2)

Why do mathematicians talk about “truth” and “beauty” in their creative work? How to define “truth” and “beauty” in a mathematical context? How do these differ from common usage of the same terms? How to distinguish between “truth” and “beauty”: can a mathematical formulation be true but not beautiful, or beautiful but not true? What’s to gain from viewing mathematics from the perspectives of truth and beauty?

 

How is Mathematics Truth and Beauty? (Part 2)

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