Stanislaw Ulam Quote

What exactly is mathematics? Many have tried but nobody has really succeeded in defining mathematics; it is always something else.


Chapter 15, Random Reflections on Mathematics and Science, p. 273-274 - Adventures of a Mathematician - Third Edition (1991)

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What exactly is mathematics? Many have tried but nobody has really succeeded in defining mathematics; it is always something else.

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What exactly is mathematics? Many have tried but nobody has really succeeded in defining mathematics; it is always something else.

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What exactly is mathematics? Many have tried but nobody has really succeeded in defining mathematics; it is always something else.

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What exactly is mathematics? Many have tried but nobody has really succeeded in defining mathematics; it is always something else.