Friday, May 22, 2009

math, math, everywhere.

earlier i found an empty table, fished out some scratch paper, and started to work on a particular research problem. a few minutes later, i overheard someone using mathematical terminology.

it never fails.

mind you, i happen to be in germany today ..
(a university library, to be specific)

.. and the terminology consisted of isolated words amidst animated german conversation. being incapable of forming complete german sentences, i doubt that this was my own imagination at work.

so if "dimensi0n" and "ve¢tor" and "orthogona1" are phonetically the same in german as in english, then i think the next table over consisted of students practicing their 1inear a1gebra.

anyway, work beckons.

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