Mathematicians Of The Day

6th January

On this day in 1699, Newton wrote to Flamsteed, about Bernoulli's challenge of the brachistochrone problem, "I do not love to be dunned [pestered] and teased by foreigners about mathematical things."

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Quotation of the day

From Georg Cantor
Every transfinite consistent multiplicity, that is, every transfinite set, must have a definite aleph as its cardinal number.