Mathematicians Of The Day

18th July



On this day in 1879, George Chrystal was appointed to the chair of mathematics in the University of Edinburgh.

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Quotation of the day

From Robert Hooke
CEIIOSSOTTUU
The True Theory of Elasticity or Springiness (1676)
Anagram to establish priority in the discovery: revealed in De potentia Restitutiva (1679) as
UT TENSIO, SIC UIS
(as is the extension, so is the force)