## Mathematicians Of The Day

### 2nd March

On this day in 1427, al-Kashi completed

*The Key to Arithmetic*. The work was a major text intended to be used in teaching students in Samarkand, and in particular tried to give the necessary mathematics for those studying astronomy, surveying, architecture, accounting and trading.
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##### Born:

- 1759: Pietro Paoli
- 1836: Julius Weingarten Ⓟ
- 1862: Robert Allardice Ⓟ
- 1910: Charles Pisot Ⓟ
- 1912: Hugh Dowker Ⓟ
- 1947: Yuri Vladimirovich Matiyasevich Ⓟ

##### Died:

- 1885: Joseph Serret Ⓟ
- 1962: Charles de la Vallée Poussin Ⓟ
- 1978: Edward Begle Ⓟ
- 2009: Jacob T Schwartz Ⓟ
- 2020: Vera Pless Ⓟ

#### Quotation of the day

##### From Edward Begle

Mathematics education is much more complicated than you expected, even though you expected it to be more complicated than you expected.