Why teachers of mathematics should read Landau and Lifshitz

In this (quite enjoyable) polemic, V I Arnold, who passed away recently, tells why (link via Anant-Observations):

A teacher of mathematics, who has not got to grips with at least some of the volumes of the course by Landau and Lifshitz, will then become a relict like the one nowadays who does not know the difference between an open and a closed set.

Do read the entire essay.

2 Responses to “Why teachers of mathematics should read Landau and Lifshitz”

  1. raj Says:

    In this (quite enjoyable) polemic, V I Arnold, who passed away recently, tells why….

    For a minute, I thought Arnold had said something posthumously!

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