Mathematicians Of The Day

28th October

On this day in 1952, Charles Coulson delivered his inaugural lecture as Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford on The spirit of applied mathematics.

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Quotation of the day

From John Wallis
Dr. Wallis defines mechanicks to be the geometry of motion, a mathematical science, which shews the effects of powers, or moving forces, so far as they are applied to engines, and demonstrates the laws of motion.
From Dr Johnson's Dictionary