Mathematical experiment: a lost art.

Halmos, Paul R.

Mathematics is not a deductive science — that’s a cliche. When you try to prove a theorem, you don’t just list the hypotheses, and then start to reason. What you do is trial and error, experimentation, guesswork.
I Want to be a Mathematician, Washington: MAA Spectrum, 1985.

The other extreme would be: doing only experiment in mathematics and claim that it is true in general.   This should be written in: I want to be a Non-mathematician. 

About Johan Matheus Tuwankotta

Associate Professor in Analysis Geometry and Analysis Group Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Bandung Institute of Technology
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