
Re: [HM] Teaching epsilonics to engineers
Posted:
Jul 13, 2004 6:13 PM


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 email john.harper@vuw.ac.nz phone (+64)(4)463 5341 fax (+64)(4)463 5045

