Nina's Stillwater Calendar

Thursday, December 6

Favorite Quotes of the Semester from Lecture

That's life in a Banach space.

I have to define what I mean by "is". One of our presidents is famous for saying something like that. Anyway...

Go to bed with Hungerford. Get romantic with Lang.

The last quote is my favorite. By the way, Hungerford and Lang are textbooks (name is the author's). Hungerford is generally regarded as a better textbook for a student learning the material for the first time. But once you've learned the material, you'll never pick up Hungerford again. Lang, on the other hand, will be with you forever.

2 comments:

Jill said...

Wow, all we have is this one:

If it's not Baroque, don't fix it.

Barbara said...

My favorite math quote from a prof:

"A proof is a collection of English sentences. Well, Spanish sentences if we're in Mexico." (Benny Evans)