Outside observers often assume that the more complicated a piece of mathematics is, the more mathematicians admire it. Nothing could be further from the truth. Mathematicians admire elegance and simplicity above all else, and the ultimate goal in solving a problem is to find the method that does the job in the most efficient manner.

Keith Devlin

British writer, mathematician

16 March 1947 —

The Unfinished Game


Time of publication: August 9, 2013

Length: 334 characters

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