Jerry P. King

 

On his book Mathematics in 10 Lessons: The Grand Tour

Cover Interview of June 02, 2009

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“The necessity to understand mathematics is simple.”



We highlighted two quotes.


On the first page:

“The mathematician and the poet are essentially mirror images of one another.”



On the second:

“Mathematics is created and not discovered.  Mathematics is used to explain the real world as mathematicians paint abstract pictures of pieces of the world.”