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Posted in Maths by dartagnan on 11 gener 2008

Descartes, René (1596-1650)
I hope that posterity will judge me kindly, not only as to the things which I have explained, but also to those which I have intentionally omitted so as to leave to others the pleasure of discovery.
La Geometrie.

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Random Mathematical Quotation

Posted in Maths by dartagnan on 23 Novembre 2007

Hugo Rossi: In the fall of 1972 President Nixon announced that the rate of increase of inflation was decreasing. This was the first time a sitting president used the third derivative to advance his case for reelection.

Mathematics Is an Edifice, Not a Toolbox, Notices of the AMS, v. 43, no. 10, October 1996.

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