Mathematicians born on this day:
1562 : Xu Guangqi | Mathematicians who died on this day: |
Oscar Zariski | Henry Dudeney | Xu Guang-qi |
Henry Ernest Dudeney (1857 - 1930)
A good puzzle should demand the exercise of our best wit and ingenuity, and although a knowledge of mathematics and of logic are often of great service in the solution of these things, yet it sometimes happens that a kind of natural cunning and sagacity is of considerable value.
Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians
JOC/EFR January 2013
This page is a copy of the one at: |
School of Mathematics and Statistics University of St Andrews, Scotland | |
http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/history/Day_files/Day424.html |