Pun Of The Weak: Book Borrowers

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Please return this book. I find that though many of my friends are poor mathematicians, they are nearly all good bookkeepers.

— Walter Scott, written in a bookplate in one of his books

 

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15 thoughts on “Pun Of The Weak: Book Borrowers

      1. I think the younger ones do not understand it enough to upload it whilst the older mathematicians are not IT savvy enough to upload it. A conundrum till then. So the old text books would have to be around for mathematicians😉

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      2. Higher mathematics is very deep and has many specualizations (and specializations within specializations) and it would be a difficult challenge to bring together a comprehensive information database for all the fields and subfields of math. I want to see it done though I personally don’t have any idea where to begin.

        Actually, most of the mathematical theorems and whatnots are already explained on the web in aites like Wikipedia and MathWorld. However, if you want to know something on a deeper level, then you have to consult appropriate textbooks and journals.

        Speaking of journals, companies like Elsvier have paywalls (it’s priced steeply). So, open information in mathematics is still a long shot. Fortunately, there are some groups working in the background to make it possible.

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