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Collage’s Three Mathematicians

Three Mathematicians (2013). Digital collage created & copyright © by Eric Edelman. All rights reserved.

Three Mathematicians (2013). Digital collage created & copyright © by Eric Edelman. All rights reserved.

Mathematics is partly the study of counting and measure, and the logical relationships between them. Yet how ironic it is that some of the greatest advances in mathematics have been made by the substitution of letters for numbers!

 

(All artwork, descriptions, & other text created & copyright © by Eric Edelman. All rights reserved.)

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  • Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes August 27, 2013, 9:52 pm

    I really like today’s artwork, and I love your interesting observation.

    • Eric Edelman August 27, 2013, 11:24 pm

      Thanks very much, Rhonda! I’m glad you like this post.

  • Sukhmandir Kaur August 27, 2013, 10:39 pm

    Some how this does nothing to demystify the mathematics of geometry, though does convey the mystery of calculations quite aptly.

    • Eric Edelman August 27, 2013, 11:23 pm

      Thanks for your comment.

      You’re right: it doesn’t demystify it at all. My apologies! If anything, it does make more of a mystery of calculation. For a long time, I’ve been fascinated to see how using unknown constant and variable quantities, represented by letters, helps to solve equations. Although I know how to do algebra, why it works is still a mystery to me.

  • Danielle Royalegacy August 28, 2013, 12:31 am

    I can tell that they are really brainstorming for ideas.

    • Eric Edelman August 28, 2013, 1:01 am

      Yes, they are. Thanks very much for your comment, Danielle!

  • Gattina August 28, 2013, 1:01 am

    For the first time in my life I find “mathematics” beautiful ! Normally I hate it !

    • Eric Edelman August 28, 2013, 1:52 am

      Thanks very much for your comment, Gattina! I’m glad you’ve let yourself be persuaded that math can be beautiful.

  • stevebethere August 28, 2013, 4:39 am

    Now I like that I like the effect it has on the eyes if you look long enough….I am useless at maths …full stop.

    Have a mathstastic week

    • Eric Edelman August 28, 2013, 12:44 pm

      Thanks very much for your comment, Steve! I’m sure you’re better at maths than you let on. May your week add up to a fantastically happy sum! ;)

  • Daryl August 28, 2013, 4:58 am

    as always a cleverly executed artistic collage … math has never been my best or favorite subject but i do like this

    • Eric Edelman August 28, 2013, 12:44 pm

      Thanks very much, Daryl! I’m glad that you like it.

  • paula schuck August 28, 2013, 10:23 am

    That’s an interesting picture to say the least.

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