Mathematicians Of The Day

11th July

On this day in 1731, Alexis Clairaut was elected to the French Academy at the age of 18.

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Quotation of the day

From Nicholas Oresme
No sector of a circle is so small that two such [bodies bodies moving with uniform but incommensurable velocities] could not conjunct in it at some future time, and could not have conjuncted in it sometime [in the past].
Tractatus de commensurabilitate vel incommensurabilitate motuum cell