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Greg Hill

My 4 main math goals are: 1) Read historical works (Elements, Conics, General Investigations of Curved Surfaces, Disquisitiones Arithmeticae..); 2) Read favorite more recent authors (Coxeter, Courant, Hilbert, Niven, Mobius, Carus Monographs..). As part of this effort brush up on some of my language skills which include ok German and French at least for reading. Old English too although the medieval mathematics seems to be lacking somewhat unless you count things like calculations for how much you owe someone after you got medieval on somebody's ass or (perhaps) african swallow flight speeds. Over the years I've acquired some rather strange books which represent apparently lost branches of math. I may never read them but I'm glad I own them anyway. "Directional Calculus" by Hyde ... 1870 or so, kind of a proto linear algebra: Is there anyone alive today that has even heard of books like that? 3) Translate some math concepts into paintings (profile image of egg is one of my first - not really mathematical persay - unless you count rendering an ellipsoid); 4) Try to do something in the $\mathscr{R}$, $\mathscr{Q}$, or $\mathscr{C}$ world outside every now and then. I'm currently enrolled at U. Colorado / Boulder and am working through upper-level undergraduate curriculum but not seeking a degree. Being essentially a hobbyist I have a lot of other hobbies too but math is probably my main one.

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