2nd August

Mathematicians who were born or died on 2nd August


Mathematicians born on this day:

1856 : Rudio
1887 : Anderson
1902 : Rees

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1823 : Carnot
1962 : John Smith
1970 : Cherubino
1976 : Kalmár

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Lazare Carnot László Kalmár


A quotation for today

Ferdinand Rudio (1856 - 1929)

The whole form of mathematical thinking was created by Euler. It is only with the greatest of difficulty that one is able to follow the writings of any author preceding Euler, because it was not yet known how to let the formulas speak for themselves. This art Euler was the first to teach.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

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