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Mathematics as a Creative Art Mathematics as a Creative Art By Stephanie Sundberg Based on the article by P.R.Halmos in “Readings for Calculus”
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Math is an art? In this article, P.R. Halmos proposes that mathematics is a creative art and that mathematicians are artists, not number crunchers. He discusses two fields: Pure Math ( mathology) and Applied Math ( mathophysics). Halmos presents many analogies for mathematics from the fields of music, art, and English. The best analogy for a mathematician is a painter.
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Why Does Halmos Think Math is a Creative Art? “[Mathematics] is a creative art because mathematicians create beautiful new concepts; it is a creative art because mathematicians live, act, and think like artists; and it is a creative art because mathematicians regard it so” (pg. 180).
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Mathology and Mathophysics Mathology: Pure Math—the development of theorems and rules, or “math for its own sake”-- requires the mind of a creative artist in order to make a significant contribution.
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