Stanislaw Ulam Quote

Even the simplest calculation in the purest mathematics can have terrible consequences. Without the invention of the infinitesimal calculus most of our technology would have been impossible. Should we say therefore that calculus is bad?


Chapter 11, The 'Super', p. 222 - Adventures of a Mathematician - Third Edition (1991)

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Even the simplest calculation in the purest mathematics can have terrible consequences. Without the invention of the infinitesimal calculus most of...

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Even the simplest calculation in the purest mathematics can have terrible consequences. Without the invention of the infinitesimal calculus most of...

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Even the simplest calculation in the purest mathematics can have terrible consequences. Without the invention of the infinitesimal calculus most of...