Aesthetics for the Working Mathematician
by Jonathan M. Borwein
Publisher: DocServer 2001
Number of pages: 22
Most research mathematicians neither think deeply about nor are terribly concerned about either pedagogy or the philosophy of mathematics. Nonetheless, as I hope to indicate, aesthetic notions have always permeated (pure and applied) mathematics.
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