I have taken plenty of calculus and without it would not be able to study, or better yet try to learn, quantum field theory.
I also study poetry.
As I believe Eliot, or was it Pound, once said and I paraphrase, metrics are everything.
Einstein played a decent violin and wrote a book explaining special relativity using one equation. That equation uses only algebra.
Richard Feynman (won the Nobel in 1965 and originated the theory of quantum electrodynamics) played bongo drums at a near professional level and linked quantum mechanics to special relativity.
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I would like to think calculus students can also love poetry and philosophy. And poets can love math and science.
Think of the Metaphysicsls.
I don't see any reason to see Eliot as more reflective than other poet.
By calculus students, yes.
Summing infinities done all the time by freshman calculus students.
Imagine measuring out the ocean with coffee spoons!
“Do I dare / Disturb the universe?”
On Sun, 17 Feb 2019 12:45:40 -0500, Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]>
The caption: "I have measured out my life with coffee spoons"
The picture: The sea
My take: Eternal life (how else do you fill the sea one coffee spoon at