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John Harper

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Registered: 12/3/04
Re: [HM] Teaching epsilonics to engineers
Posted: Jul 13, 2004 6:13 PM
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On Mon, 12 Jul 2004, Diana Kornbrot wrote:
>
> do you know of ANY bridges that ARE built by engineers who know the
> definition of a real number and can produce delta/epsilon proofs of
> the underpinning calculus that would satisfy a modern mathematician?


Peter Seton Hay was the first mathematics honours graduate (1877) from
the University of Otago, New Zealand. As superintending engineer of the
NZ Public Works Department he designed several major railway bridges.
Most of them are still in use.

John Harper, School of Mathematical and Computing Sciences,
Victoria University, PO Box 600, Wellington, New Zealand
e-mail john.harper@vuw.ac.nz phone (+64)(4)463 5341 fax (+64)(4)463 5045





Date Subject Author
5/13/04
Read [HM] source for a story
Fernando Q. Gouvea
5/13/04
Read Re: [HM] source for a story
David Derbes
6/30/04
Read [HM] FTC
David M. Bressoud
6/30/04
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Mike Robison
6/30/04
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Martin Davis
6/30/04
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Thierry Guitard
6/30/04
Read Re: [HM] FTC
Fernando Q. Gouvea
7/1/04
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Udai Venedem
7/1/04
Read Re: [HM] FTC
William C Waterhouse
7/2/04
Read Re: [HM] FTC
Gordon Fisher
7/6/04
Read [HM] Granville
Roger Cooke
7/6/04
Read Re: [HM] Granville
Gordon Fisher
7/9/04
Read [HM] Teaching epsilonics to engineers
Roger Cooke
7/10/04
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Robert (Bob) Eldon Taylor
7/11/04
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Roger Cooke
7/12/04
Read [HM] What language did the Bernoullis speak at home?
Roger Cooke
7/14/04
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Siegmund.Probst
7/16/04
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Hans Samelson
7/14/04
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Peter Flor
7/12/04
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Gordon Fisher
7/11/04
Read [HM] A philological question on Blossoms
Roger Cooke
7/15/04
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Daniel Otero
7/20/04
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William C Waterhouse
7/12/04
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Diana Kornbrot
7/13/04
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John Harper
7/12/04
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Don Cook
7/13/04
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Roger Cooke
7/14/04
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Gordon Fisher
7/16/04
Read [HM] Axiomatics
Samuel S. Kutler
7/16/04
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Elena A Marchisotto
7/16/04
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James A Landau
7/9/04
Read Re: [HM] Granville
Robert L. Knighten
7/6/04
Read [HM] Granville
Gordon Fisher
7/9/04
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David Derbes
7/9/04
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Lindsey, Dr. Charles
7/10/04
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James A Landau
7/6/04
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Bruce S. Burdick
7/6/04
Read [HM] Workshop on the criticism of diagrams in mathematical texts
Veronica Gavagna
7/7/04
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Marcus Barnes
7/6/04
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James Buddenhagen
7/7/04
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Thierry Guitard

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