Geoff Hagopian
Professor of Mathematics
College of the Desert

MA, Mathematics,University of California at Davis, 1986
BA, Mathematics, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1982

Phone: 760-776-7223
Email: ghagopian@collegeofthedesert.edu

### Spring 2011 Schedule

 Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 8-9:20 Math 54 - Beginning Algbera - 5401 CSC125/Math3 9:30-10:40 Math 5 - Trigonometry - 3595 Soc 13 11:20-12:30 Office Hours 12:30-1:40 Math 5 - Trigonometry - 3557 Soc 13 5:15-7:45 Physics 5 3919 Physics 5 3919

## A Random Mathematical Quotation

PoincarĂ©, Jules Henri (1854-1912)
Thus, be it understood, to demonstrate a theorem, it is neither necessary nor even advantageous to know what it means. The geometer might be replaced by the "logic piano" imagined by Stanley Jevons; or, if you choose, a machine might be imagined where the assumptions were put in at one end, while the theorems came out at the other, like the legendary Chicago machine where the pigs go in alive and come out transformed into hams and sausages. No more than these machines need the mathematician know what he does.
In J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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## A Random Mathematical Quotation

PoincarĂ©, Jules Henri (1854-1912)
Thus, be it understood, to demonstrate a theorem, it is neither necessary nor even advantageous to know what it means. The geometer might be replaced by the "logic piano" imagined by Stanley Jevons; or, if you choose, a machine might be imagined where the assumptions were put in at one end, while the theorems came out at the other, like the legendary Chicago machine where the pigs go in alive and come out transformed into hams and sausages. No more than these machines need the mathematician know what he does.
In J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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