Observations for Students

The following is attributed to Richard W. Hamming (though I suspect it was actually written by someone else; it is clearly based on Hamming’s books, writings, and lectures). Students (faculty, and university administrators) would do well to read and ponder….

As best I can tell this first appeared in the Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo Forum, Number 106, March 2001, see FAUW Forum, p. 19.


Here I will be posting thoughts on education and teaching of mathematics, the university, faculty and students, and on applied mathematics. (Some are better taken with a grain of salt.)