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You are not logged in. #1 20110721 11:04:39
Einstein: "I never failed in mathematics""The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #2 20110721 11:38:47
Re: Einstein: "I never failed in mathematics"Hi MIF;
I really do not know how anyone could feel better flunking just because Einstein supposedly did or did not. Do they live their life by an Einstein barometer? Can you go to an interview and say, "hire me, I failed like Einstein!" In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #3 20110721 14:13:07
Re: Einstein: "I never failed in mathematics"I think it is just one of those "instantly believable" things that bypass people's common sense. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #4 20110801 02:57:31
Re: Einstein: "I never failed in mathematics"I read a great book about Einstein that actually answered most of those questions from that website and showed me a side of him I had never known before. It is called "Einstein's Mistakes" #5 20110914 08:08:02
Re: Einstein: "I never failed in mathematics"In my Einstein knowledge I know he wasn't a great "math" person and had the philosophy "I never memorize anything that can be looked up in less than 2 minutes". Marcel, would've undoubtably helped him with those areas he struggled with but another quote, "the secret to creatively is knowing how to hide your sources." So it's not a shock that no formal credit would've been given, only inferred. 