Mathematicians Of The Day

19th April

On this day in 1760, Euler wrote the first of 263 letters to Princess Charlotte Ludovica Luisa, later collected as Letters to a German Princess. In the first letter Euler promised to produce:-
... examples of the smallest as well as the greatest extensions of matter actually discoverable in the system of the universe.

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Quotation of the day

From Charles S Peirce
The opinion which is fated to be ultimately agreed to by all who investigate, is what we mean by the truth, and the object represented in this opinion is the real.