Mathematicians Of The Day

17th May



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Quotation of the day

From Mary Everest Boole
The mathematical formulae which some people speak of contemptuously as "dry" are in reality as beautiful as microscopes, or any other well-adjusted and well-finished machinery intended to extend the scope of men's powers; and as for mathematical ideas themselves, they are as grand as any expressed in poetry.

The preparation of the child for science (Oxford, 1904)