Sunday, November 23, 2008
Beginnings and Idea
For awhile I've toyed with the idea of trying to write a book. The focus would be the interesting anecdotes, problems, and conundrums of mathematics. Particular ideas are the nature and different kinds of infinities, the notions of proof and provability, the relationship of mathematics to the real world (and physics), and so on. I have a few notes scribbled down here and there, but have never progressed beyond that stage. So this is an experiment to try to get my ideas in written form and see if I might even get some feedback on them. We'll see how it goes. Presuming I keep up this enterprise, I'll probably be tempted to throw in some postings about space, science, and other tangential ideas. Wish me well!