Mathematicians born on this day:
1906 : Rutherford |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1742 : Grandi |

Oscar Zariski | Dan Rutherford | Peter Guthrie Tait |

Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty | Mathematician of the week |

**Peter G Tait** (1831 - 1901)

Perhaps to the student there is no part of elementary mathematics so repulsive as is spherical geometry.

Article on Quaternions *Encyclopaedia Britannica * (1911)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR April 2015
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