At 17/8/2001 13:49 -0400, Harvey Fishman wrote:
>But as a mathematician all of your forms are virtual and far more plastic
>than those of the engineer. When you have to lock them down in steel and
>concrete, having them follow function is what makes them works of beauty.
No. a mathematician provides tools. Whether you use them well or badly will
be judged by others. Some suspension bridges are both beautiful and
practical others sway violently. Engineers designed the Tacoma Narrows
Bridge and a recent footbridge in London.
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