Mathematicians Of The Day

4th July

On this day in 1862, Lewis Carroll took Alice Liddell and her sisters rowing on the Isis at Oxford and told them a story which later became Alice in Wonderland.

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Quotation of the day

From P G Tait
Perhaps to the student there is no part of elementary mathematics so repulsive as is spherical geometry.
Article on Quaternions Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)