Mathematicians born on this day:
1566 : Biancani |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1688 : Fabri |

George Chrystal | Honoré Fabri | William Hamilton |

**George Chrystal** (1851 - 1911)

The teaching of Algebra in the early stages ought to consist of a gradual generalisation of Arithmetic; in other words, Algebra ought, in the first instance to be taught as *Arithmetica Universalis* in the strictest sense.

Preface to *Algebra* (1886)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR January 2013
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