Saturday, November 16, 2013


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:45 PM

"…the source of all great mathematics is the special case,
the concrete example. It is frequent in mathematics that
every instance of a concept of seemingly great generality
is in essence the same as a small and concrete special case." 

Paul Halmos in his autobiography
    I Want to Be a Mathematician  (1985).

For example:

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