Carl Friedrich Gauss
Mathematics is the queen of the sciences, and number theory the queen of mathematics.
TOPICS: number theory, science
I am coming more and more to the conviction that the necessity of our geometry cannot be demonstrated…geometry should be ranked, not with arithmetic, which is purely aprioristic, but with mechanics.
TOPICS: geometry, philosophy
We must admit with humility that, while number is purely a product of our minds, space has a reality outside our minds.
TOPICS: numbers, philosophy
Mathematics…condescends to render service to astronomy and other natural sciences, but under all circumstances the first place is her due.