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Mathematicians think of everything as rubber

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January 6, 1940 | Vol. 37 | No. 1        

Mathematicians think of everything as rubber

Topology, which you won’t find defined in the ordinary dictionary, was on the tip of mathematical tongues at the Columbus science meetings. This new geometry is as popular with the mathematicians as exploration of the atom is with physicists.

To those who are used to Euclidean geometry such as taught in school, this relatively new branch of mathematics, bulking large in the science meetings, will seem strange.

As explained on behalf of the American Mathematical Society by Prof. G. Baley Price of

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