About me

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I am Ut V. Le. I got my PhD in mathematics from University of Oulu in Finland. Beside mathematics, I am interested in education and scientometrics; as a freelance journalist, I have published many articles about these topics in Vietnamese newspapers, see the list.

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Useful mathematics quotations

  • Descartes, René: “Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.”
  • Einstein, Albert: “Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics, I assure you that mine are greater.”
  • Gauss, Karl Friedrich: “You know that I write slowly. This is chiefly because I am never satisfied until I have said as much as possible in a few words, and writing briefly takes far more time than writing at length.”
  • Halmos, Paul Richard: “Don’t just read it; fight it! Ask your own questions, look for your own examples, discover your own proofs. Is the hypothesis necessary? Is the converse true? What happens in the classical special case? What about the degenerate cases? Where does the proof use the hypothesis?”
  • Heisenberg, Werner: “An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject, and how to avoid them.”
  • Newton, Isaac: “If I have been able to see further, it was only because I stood on the shoulders of giants.”
  • Pascal, Blaise: “The sole cause of man’s unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in his room.”
  • Pólya, George: “In order to solve this differential equation you look at it till a solution occurs to you.”
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