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Saturday, June 2, 2007

Saturday June 2, 2007

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 8:00 AM
The Diamond Theorem
 
Four diamonds in a square
 

“I don’t think the ‘diamond theorem’ is anything serious, so I started with blitzing that.”

— Charles Matthews at Wikipedia, Oct. 2, 2006

“The ‘seriousness’ of a mathematical theorem lies, not in its practical consequences, which are usually negligible, but in the significance of the mathematical ideas which it connects. We may say, roughly, that a mathematical idea is ‘significant’ if it can be connected, in a natural and illuminating way, with a large complex of other mathematical ideas.”

— G. H. Hardy, A Mathematician’s Apology

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