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Wisdom of symbols


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Original Russian Text Copyright © 2008 Sobolev S. L.

This is a written version of the unpublished talk at the conference “Mathematization of Knowledge” in Moscow. The Russian text was mimeographed for the participants in 800 copies by Typography No. 3 of the Nauka Publishers in Moscow with the sign “podpisano k pechati” as of 21.04.1968.


Novosibirsk. Translated from Sibirskiĭ Matematicheskiĭ Zhurnal, Vol. 49, No. 5, pp. 961–969, September–October, 2008.

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Sobolev, S.L. Wisdom of symbols. Sib Math J 49, 765–770 (2008).

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  • mathematization
  • computer
  • infinitesimal analysis
  • quantum mechanics