The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics

S. Allen Broughton

Rose-Hulman School Opening Symposium
August 25, 2000


  Every faculty member at Rose-Hulman, upon reaching the status of tenured full professor, is invited to make a presentation to his or her colleagues, at the opening symposium of the school.  The presentation gives the faculty member to give their spin on what is important for them and their profession.  I chose to share with my colleagues the "unreasonable" effectiveness of mathematics as: and that These points were illustrated through a series of examples. Then the implications (as personal opinion!!) of this were presented:

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