I have tried to avoid long numerical computations, thereby following Riemann's postulate that proofs should be given through ideas and not voluminous computations.
David Hilbert (1862 - 1943)
Source: Report on Number Theory, 1897.
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Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper.
Source: N. Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC: Rome Press Inc., 1988.
Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries; for mathematics,the cultural world is one country.
Source: H. Eves Mathematical Circles Squared, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1972.
One can measure the importance of a scientific work by the number of earlier publications rendered superfluous by it.
Source: H. Eves Mathematical Circles Revisited, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt,1971.
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