R. L. Wilder

A Quote by R. L. Wilder on appreciation, contentment, day, environment, mathematics, perspective, and present

Mathematics was born and nurtured in a cultural environment. Without the perspective which the cultural background affords, a proper appreciation of the content and state of present-day mathematics is hardly possible.

R. L. Wilder

Source: The American Mathematical Monthly, March 1994.

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A Quote by R. L. Wilder on mathematics

There is nothing mysterious, as some have tried to maintain, about the applicability of mathematics. What we get by abstraction from something can be returned.

R. L. Wilder

Source: Introduction to the Foundations of Mathematics.

Contributed by: Zaady

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