Mathematicians Of The Day

6th December

On this day in 1733, James Stirling read a paper to the Royal Society entitled Twelve propositions concerning the figure of the Earth. He supported Newton's view that the Earth is an oblate spheroid, against the rival Cassinian view.

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Quotation of the day

From Pierre Boutroux
Logic is invincible because in order to combat logic it is necessary to use logic.