Contributed by
LiChung
This story shows us that mathematics we have learned in schools might
not be in accordance with the real world. Taking LINEARITY as an
example, students in math major always begin with linear math (linear
algebra, linear differential equations, and linear functional
analysisâ€¦etc.) and finally little is taught in nonlinear math. However,
there are so many things on Earth that are in a sense, nonlinear. The
author also mentions a fact about nonlinearity, which is easy to see
and quite interesting. Also, It is this fact that plays the role of
foreshadowing and concludes this fictional story with a surprising (at
least for me) ending.
