Mathematicians Of The Day

31st August

On this day in 1682, Michael Rolle published an elegant solution to a difficult problem publicly posed by Ozanam:
Find four integers the difference of any two of which is a perfect square as well as the sum of the first three will be a perfect square.
This brought him public recognition.

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Quotation of the day

From Stefan Banach
Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit.