Mathematicians Of The Day

8th March

Since today is International Women's Day, we celebrate Hypatia who is the earliest female mathematician in our archive. She was killed in March AD 415 by a fanatical Christian mob.

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Quotation of the day

From George Chrystal
The teaching of Algebra in the early stages ought to consist of a gradual generalisation of Arithmetic; in other words, Algebra ought, in the first instance to be taught as Arithmetica Universalis in the strictest sense.
Preface to Algebra (1886)