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How to Free Your Inner MathematicianNotes on Mathematics and Life$
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Susan D'Agostino

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780198843597

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198843597.001.0001

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Fail more often, just like Albert Einstein did with E=mc2

Fail more often, just like Albert Einstein did with E=mc2

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(p.245) 41 Fail more often, just like Albert Einstein did with E=mc2
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How to Free Your Inner Mathematician
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Susan D'Agostino

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198843597.003.0042

“Fail more often, just like Albert Einstein did with not only explains Einstein’s famous equation but tells the little-known story of how he experienced failure along the way. As Einstein worked to correct his mistakes, he not only gained a deeper understanding into the equation, but the entire field of special relativity. Many years later, in a letter to a young girl included in this chapter, he referenced his struggles when he wrote, “Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics; I can assure you that mine are still greater.” Mathematics students and enthusiasts learn that mistakes are an essential part of the mathematical process. At the chapter’s end, readers may check their understanding by working on a problem. A solution is provided.

Keywords:   Albert Einstein, do not worry about your difficulties, math, student

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