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A parable on…

A Parable Once upon a time, in a far away country, there was a community that had a wonderful machine. The machine had been built by most inventive of their people … generation after generation of men and women toiling … Continue reading

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Gel’fand’s Quote

This is taken from The Method of Coordinates by I. M. Gel’fandE.G. Glagoleva A.A. Kirillov Of course, it was not our intention that aIl thesestudents who studied from these books or evencompleted the School should choose mathematics astheir future career. … Continue reading

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Heaven and Hell

Circle Limit IV Heaven and Hell by M C Escher Yesterday I have put up Escher’s Circle Limit IV – Heaven and Hell on my new desk. The Circle Limit series of drawings was drawn by Escher are essentially what … Continue reading

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Zero

For a proper understanding of the evolution and the need for the concept of zero we need to understand how our current number system has evolved from its ancestors. The very need for the concept of zero did not arise … Continue reading

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