380 L2A

380 L2A - Lecture 2A Basic Math Prep R. Pope 1....

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Lecture 2A Basic Math Prep R. Pope 1. Introduction a. Informative Quips "Mathematics is the gate and key to the sciences." -- Roger Bacon [Statement without proof but I agree] "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." -- Chinese Proverb. [Some don’t hear and forget, some do and don’t understand] "In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them." -- Johann von Neumann [I’ve been around a long time so maybe I’m used to things that aren’t comprehensible to you-stop me at those times] "There are two ways to do great mathematics. The first is to be smarter than everybody else. The second way is to be stupider than everybody else -- but persistent." -- Raoul Bott [Mathematics to come from persistence for me] "Black holes are where God divided by zero." -- Steven Wright [Just for fun] "I recoil with dismay and horror at this lamentable plague of functions which do not have derivatives. -- Charles Hermite [Most of the time, we will assume not only continuity but differentiability. However, non-differentiable examples often teach
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