Mathematicians Of The Day

3rd November

On this day in 1726, James Stirling was elected a fellow of the Royal Society after being proposed by Newton. In 1753 he resigned from the Royal Society as he could no longer afford the annual subscriptions.

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Quotation of the day

From Raymond Wilder
There is nothing mysterious, as some have tried to maintain, about the applicability of mathematics. What we get by abstraction from something can be returned.
Introduction to the Foundations of Mathematics.