TITLE

Eponymphomania

AUTHOR(S)
Grunwald, Eric
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Mathematical Intelligencer;Winter2005, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article author presents his views on mathematical intelligence. The mathematical intelligence is full of delightful surprises. Eric C.R. Hehner, in his paper "From Boolean Algebra to Unified Algebra," claims that terminology that honors mathematicians is sometimes wrongly attributed, is used deliberately to lend respectability to an idea, and even when the intention is genuinely to honor the eponymous person, the effect is to make the mathematics forbidding and inaccessible. Further discussion on the above topic is included in the article.
ACCESSION #
15690378

 

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