A Belated Apology to Mozart and Modular Arithmetic – Evelyn Lamb, Scientific American

A Belated Apology to Mozart and Modular Arithmetic

“What do Mozart and modular arithmetic have in common? I used to think I didn’t like them. I’m sorry, Mozart and modular arithmetic. Please forgive me.”

Evelyn Lamb, Scientific American.

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"The mathematician's patterns, like the painter's or the poet's, must be beautiful; the ideas, like the colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. " G H Hardy, A Mathematician's Apology (London 1941).

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