Mathematicians Of The Day

19th December

On this day in 1894, Karl Pearson was the first to use the term Binomial distribution in a paper submitted to the Royal Society.

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Quotation of the day

From Barry Mazur
In the history of the concept of number has been adjective (three cows, three monads) and noun (three, pure and simple), and now . . . , number seems to be more like a verb (to triple).
Imagining Numbers (London, 2003).