Mathematicians Of The Day

2nd June

On this day in 1686, the publication of Newton's Principia was arranged in London at the Royal Society. The minutes of the meeting record that the astronomer Edmund Halley would "undertake the business of looking after it and printing it at his own charge."

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Quotation of the day

From Andrew Forsyth
Forsyth was not good at delta and epsilon.
[A quotation by J E Littlewood] Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)