Beberapa Quote Penting dari Para Matematisi Terkenal


Beberapa Quote Penting dari Para Matematisi Terkenal-Banyak ahli yang berperan dalam perkembangan matematika. Dari sekian banyak ahli matematika atau matematisi, banyak diantara mereka yang meninggalkan catatan-catatan atau pendapat-pendapat tentang matematika. Berikut ini adalah kutipan-kutipan dari para matematisi yang dari pendapat-pendapat mereka ini terkadang menjadi motivasi bagi kita yang belajar matematika.

1. Carl Friedrich Gauss 

Carl Friedrich Gauss adalah matematisi berkebangsaan Jerman. Selain sebagai seorang Matematikawan, Gauss juga merupakan seorang Astronom, dan Fisikawan. Sumbangannya dalam bidang matematika diantaranya adalah Aljabar, Geometri dan Analisis. Teorema Dasar Aljabar dan metode kuadrat tekecil juga merupakan hasil dari sumbangan Gauss. Gaus juga berperan dalam peletak dasar teori bilangan sehingga dia sering disebut penemu Teori Bilangan.  Salah satu kutipan dari penyataannya yang terkenal adalah bagaimana beliau memandang matematika.

Mathematics is concerned only with the enumeration and comparison of relations. — Carl Friedrich Gauss 
 Mathematics is the queen of science. Carl Friedrich Gauss

2. David Hilbert
Mathematics is a game played according to certain rules with meaningless marks on paper. — David Hilbert

3. Roger Bacon
Mathematics is the door and key to the sciences. — Roger Bacon
4. Carl Jacobi
Mathematics is the science of what is clear by itself. — Carl Jacobi
5. Isaac Barrow

Mathematics – the unshaken Foundation of Sciences, and the plentiful Fountain of Advantage to human affairs. — Isaac Barrow

6. Carl Boyer

Mathematics is as much an aspect of culture as it is a collection of algorithms. — Carl Boyer

7. Henri Poincaré

Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things.– Henri Poincaré

8.John William Navin Sullivan

Mathematics, as much as music or any other art, is one of the means by which we rise to a complete self-consciousness. The significance of mathematics resides precisely in the fact that it is an art; by informing us of the nature of our own minds it informs us of much that depends on our minds.– John William Navin Sullivan

9. Tobias Dantzig

Mathematics is the supreme judge; from its decisions there is no appeal.–Tobias Dantzig

10. John Allen Paulos

Mathematics is no more computation than typing is literature.– John Allen Paulos

11. Galileo

Mathematics is the language with which God wrote the universe. — Galileo

12. Claude Bragdon

Mathematics is the handwriting on the human consciousness of the very spirit of life itself. — Claude Bragdon


14.Bertrand Russell

 Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true. — Bertrand Russell

15. George Polya

Mathematics consists in proving the most obvious thing in the least obvious way. — George Polya


17. Plato

Mathematics is like checkers in being suitable for the young, not too difficult, amusing, and without peril to the state. — Plato

18. Paul Halmos

Mathematics is not a deductive science – that’s a cliché. When you try to prove a theorem, you don’t just list the hypotheses, and then start to reason. What you do is trial and error, experimentation, guesswork. — Paul Halmos

19. Copernicus

Mathematics is written for mathematicians. — Copernicus


21. J. Sylvester

Mathematics is not a book confined within a cover and bound between brazen clasps, whose contents it needs only patience to ransack; it is not a mine, whose treasures may take long to reduce into possession, but which fill only a limited number of veins and lodes; it is not a soil, whose fertility can be exhausted by the yield of successive harvests; it is not a continent or an ocean, whose area can be mapped out and its contour defined: it is limitless as that space which it finds too narrow for its aspirations; its possibilities are as infinite as the worlds which are forever crowding in and multiplying upon the astronomer’s gaze. — J. Sylvester

22. Bertrand Russell

Mathematics is, I believe, the chief source of the belief in eternal and exact truth, as well as a sensible intelligible world. — Bertrand Russell

23. P. Dirac.

Mathematics is the tool specially suited for dealing with abstract concepts of any kind and there is no limit to its power in this field. — P. Dirac.

24. Martin Gardner

Mathematics is not only real, but it is the only reality. — Martin Gardner

25. Newman & Kasner

Mathematics is often erroneously referred to as the science of common sense. — Newman & Kasner




26. William Woods Worth

Mathematics is an independent world created out of pure intelligence. — William Woods Worth

27. K. Shegel

Mathematics is, as it were, a sensuous logic, and relates to philosophy as do the arts, music, and plastic art to poetry. — K. Shegel

28. Descartes

Mathematics is a more powerful instrument of knowledge than any other that has been bequeathed to us by human agency. — Descartes

29. Edward Kasner and James R. Newman

Mathematics is the science which uses easy words for hard ideas. — Edward Kasner and James R. Newman

30. Morris Kline

Mathematics is a body of knowledge, but it contains no truths. — Morris Kline

31.Benjamin Pierce

Mathematics is the science which draws necessary conclusions. — Benjamin Pierce

32. William Thurston

Mathematics is an art of human understanding. — William Thurston

33, Lynn A. Steen

Mathematics, in the common lay view, is a static discipline based on formulas…But outside the public view, mathematics continues to grow at a rapid rate…the guide to this growth is not calculation and formulas, but an open ended search for pattern. –– Lynn A. Steen

34. Cassius Jackson Keyser

Mathematics, even in its present and most abstract state, is not detached from life. It is just the ideal handling of the problems of life.– Cassius Jackson Keyser

35. W. J. White

Mathematics is the science of definiteness, the necessary vocabulary of those who know. — W. J. White

36. H. F. Fehr

Mathematics serves as a handmaiden for the explanation of the quantitative situations in other subjects, such as economics. – H. F. Fehr

37. Joseph Fourier

Mathematics compares the most diverse phenomena and discovers the secret analogies that unite them. — Joseph Fourier

38.William L. Schaaf

Mathematics is on the artistic side a creation of new rhythms, orders, designs, harmonies, and on the knowledge side, is a systematic study of various rhythms, orders.– William L. Schaaf

39.A Adler.

Mathematics is pure language – the language of science. It is unique among languages in its ability to provide precise expression for every thought or concept that can be formulated in its terms. — A Adler.

40. Marston Morse

But mathematics is the sister, as well as the servant, of the arts and is touched by the same madness and genius. — Marston Morse

41. D.M. Armstrong

Mathematics is concerned with “all possible worlds. — D.M. Armstrong

42.Richard Feynman

mathematics is not just another language . . . it is a language plus logic. Mathematics is a tool for reasoning. — Richard Feynman

43. G.H. Hardy

Mathematics is not a contemplative but a creative subject; no one can draw much consolation from it when he has lost the power or the desire to create; and that is apt to happen to a mathematician rather soon. It is a pity, but in that case he does not matter a great deal anyhow, and it would be silly to bother about him. — G.H. Hardy

44.Girolamo Cardano

Mathematics, however, is, as it were, its own explanation; this, although it may seem hard to accept, is nevertheless true, for the recognition that a fact is so is the cause upon which we base the proof. — Girolamo Cardano

45.Julian Havel

Mathematics makes a nice distinction between the usually synonymous terms “elementary” and “simple”, with “elementary” taken to mean that not very much mathematical knowledge is needed to read the work and “simple” to mean that not very much mathematical ability is needed to understand it. – Julian Havel

46. David Whiteland

Mathematics is a hard thing to love. It has the unfortunate habit, like a rude dog, of turning its most unfavourable side towards you when you first make contact with it. — David Whiteland


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