Mathematicians Of The Day

18th August

On this day in 1913, at the Monte Carlo casino, black came up 26 times in a row. Supposedly the house made a fortune against people betting that the long overdue red had to show up.

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Quotation of the day

From Brook Taylor
The true and best way of learning any Art, is not to see a great many Examples done by another Person, but to possess ones seIf first of the Principles of it, and then to make them familiar, by exercising ones self in the Practice. For it is Practice alone, that makes a Man perfect in any thing.

Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty