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Friday, July 08, 2005
21:17Just what I was looking for
Well, somehow (probably from the Spanish and Latin), I can kind of sort of read French, so that's gotta be one of my choices, and the usual form for the exam is to translate a math article from language X, so I'm thinking that my best plan of attack is to find some French math journals and attempt to read those. Heck, I might even learn some math if the subject matter isn't too abstruse. But where to find some French math journals? I guess I can go to the library when my current teaching hell is over at the end of the month.
And then I find at Ars Mathematics a link to the NUMDAM project which is digitizing French math journals. Brilliant. Some of the journals go back quite some distance, and I figure that if I start with some of the 19th century articles, I have a pretty good chance of being able to follow the math as well. Plus I'll be familiar with odd little back channels of mathematics that other people will have little or no idea about.