Mathematicians Of The Day

23rd November

On this day in 1823, Janos Bolyai wrote to his father, I have made such wonderful discoveries that I am myself lost in astonishment. He was referring to his discovery of non-Euclidean geometry that was published in 1833.

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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