Understanding Mathematics by Peter Alfeld, Department of Mathematics, University of Utah

The University of Utah

Against the Wasatch Mountains

This is the place where I live and work. It is very conducive to doing mathematics. In the background are the Wasatch mountains in early Fall. To give you an idea of the scale, the mountains on the right of the picture are about 25 miles away. In the foreground is the University of Utah. The tallest mountain you can see is called Twin Peaks and is just barely visible in the center of the picture, peeking over Mount Olympus. It's 11,300 feet tall (the University is at 4,500 feet). The standard route to its top starts at about 6,200 feet. It's a spectacular hike. The round trip easily takes all day.

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