Raymond Louis Wilder Quotes and Sayings  Page 1

“Mathematics was born and nurtured in a cultural environment. Without the perspective which the cultural background affords, a proper appreciation of the content and state of presentday mathematics is hardly possible.”
 Raymond Louis Wilder 
“There is nothing mysterious, as some have tried to maintain, about the applicability of mathematics. What we get by abstraction from something can be returned.”
 Raymond Louis Wilder 
“Probably no branch of mathematics has experienced a more surprising growth than has... topology... Considered as a most specialized and abstract subject in the early 1920's, it is today [1938] an indispensable equipment for the investigation of modern mathematical theories.”
 Raymond Louis Wilder
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