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Portrait of Israel Nathan Herstein

Israel Nathan Herstein

1923–1988

Polish mathematician

Very often in mathematics the crucial problem is to recognize and discover what are the relevant concepts; once this is accomplished the job may be more than half done.

TOPICS: learning

The value of a problem is not so much coming up with the answer as in the ideas and attempted ideas it forces on the would be solver.

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