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Great Quotes from Montana State University

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"We can derive this, but let's just define it so we don't have to prove anything."
Richard Swanson
Math 504, Linear Algebra, MSU ~~ Spring 1998

"I'm not doing mathematics yet, I'm just blathering."
Richard Swanson
Math 504, Linear Algebra, MSU ~~ Spring 1998

"Blathering, that's how I earn my income."
Richard Swanson
Math 504, Linear Algebra, MSU ~~ Spring 1998

"This point doesn't exist yet, but that doesnt bother us."
Richard Swanson
Math 504, Linear Algebra, MSU ~~ Spring 1998
[typical mathematician attitidue]

"P is prime. You know, 2, 3, one of those. You complete the list."
Richard Swanson
Math 504, Linear Algebra, MSU ~~ Spring 1998

"You should never try to prove something unless you already know it's true."
Richard Swanson
Math 504, Linear Algebra, MSU ~~ Spring 1998

"Also, try not to stand too close to a tornado."
Richard Swanson
Math 504, Linear Algebra, MSU ~~ Spring 1998

"Teaching's supposed to make things intuitive. Well, then, we're out of a job!"
Richard Swanson
Math 504, Linear Algebra, MSU ~~ Spring 1998

"Span. I once wrote that as spam. Don't think about that too much."
Richard Swanson
Math 504, Linear Algebra, MSU ~~ Spring 1998

"We're going to define this that way, and the only reason is so it will agree with the stuff we've already done."
Richard Swanson
Math 504, Linear Algebra, MSU ~~ Spring 1998

"That's called the Godzilla Footprint Effect."
Richard Swanson
Math 504, Linear Algebra, MSU ~~ Spring 1998

"Tie both hands behind your back, tie your feet together and start proving theorems."
Richard Swanson
Math 504, Linear Algebra, MSU ~~ Spring 1998

"Exact solutions are overrated. So are numerical solutions. We just overrate things in math."
Richard Swanson
Math 504, Linear Algebra, MSU ~~ Spring 1998

"If you have two vs, you get two twiddles, and they add. Twiddiling adds."
Richard Swanson
Math 504, Linear Algebra, MSU ~~ Spring 1998
[twidle is so much more fun to say than tilde, don't you agree?]

"You should always check things for consistency, even if you don't have a clue how to prove it."
Richard Swanson
Math 504, Linear Algebra, MSU ~~ Spring 1998

"I'm going to keep doing this example until you all realize how marvelous it is."
Richard Swanson
Math 504, Linear Algebra, MSU ~~ Spring 1998


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