I ALSO WISH THAT
Such a complex system
Seems that the radian arm most always swings no higher than 180˚ and 360.˚
I wish it kept going
seemingly random motion generated by a few simple rules
It's simply disturbing with no context.
After these last posts, enjoy the beauty of a double pendulum now?
Sometimes I read the news and wonder how I can spend my time with mathematics, far fom any real problems. Sometimes I recognise what a hopeless mess the world is and will be and then I am glad to find refuge in the unwordly clarity of mathematics.
I have a German book that contains a quote by d'Alembert that goes something like:
"Mathematics is a toy God threw us for comfort in the dark."
Sadly, I could never find the original source of that quote, nor an English translation or the French original.