Wednesday, January 21, 2009

quick (& silly) observation: on reading.

you know, sometimes it's fun to read mathematics in french. it really helps, however, to know what theorems to expect (i.e. cheating); as a result, the words usually mean what you think they mean.

uncertainty isn't a bad thing, though. a friend of mine once made this observation, and i think it is a good one:

there is a built-in mechanism for further care, when reading mathematical french. if you don't know what a word in the theorem means, then it immediately urges you to work out the proof carefully.

anyways, back to reading/proving.

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