What is it like to understand very advanced math?

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What is it like to understand very advanced math?

Unread postby josehill » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:20 pm

A very interesting answer to the question, "What is it like to have an understanding of very advanced mathematics?" is at http://www.quora.com/What-is-it-like-to ... #ans873950

For what it is worth, Anonymous' answer is quite close to how I might describe my own relationship with math.

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Re: What is it like to understand very advanced math?

Unread postby porter » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:31 pm

Many of the answers have parallels to computer programming, especially recognizing patterns and occam's razor etc.
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Re: What is it like to understand very advanced math?

Unread postby Oskar45 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:28 am

josehill wrote:A very interesting answer to the question, "What is it like to have an understanding of very advanced mathematics?" is at http://www.quora.com/What-is-it-like-to ... #ans873950

For what it is worth, Anonymous' answer is quite close to how I might describe my own relationship with math.

http://arxiv.org/abs/math.HO/0702396
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