Gosta da música, que é a mesma coisa que ouvir geometria
The only things that can ever be universal, in a sense, are scaling things.
Everybody at the party is a many sided polygon….Nonagon!
When I began my physical studies [in Munich in 1874] and sought advice from my venerable teacher Philipp von Jolly…he portrayed to me physics as a highly developed, almost fully matured science…Possibly in one or...
You don’t see something until you have the right metaphor to let you perceive it
I was very slow in maths, geometry I actually enjoyed.
The analytical geometry of Descartes and the calculus of Newton and Leibniz have expanded into the marvelous mathematical method—more daring than anything that the history of philosophy records—of Lobachevsky and Riemann, Gauss and Sylvester. Indeed,...
Kepler’s discovery would not have been possible without the doctrine of conics. Now contemporaries of Kepler—such penetrating minds as Descartes and Pascal—were abandoning the study of geometry … because they said it was so UTTERLY...
Of all the possible pathways of disorder, nature favors just a few.
Give me a place to stand, a lever long enough and a fulcrum. and I can move the Earth
IN THE MIND’S EYE, a fractal is a way of seeing infinity.