The Math Forum

Search All of the Math Forum:

Views expressed in these public forums are not endorsed by NCTM or The Math Forum.

Math Forum » Discussions » sci.math.* » sci.math

Notice: We are no longer accepting new posts, but the forums will continue to be readable.

Topic: etymology of "totient" ?
Replies: 15   Last Post: Apr 10, 1997 1:09 PM

Advanced Search

Back to Topic List Back to Topic List Jump to Tree View Jump to Tree View   Messages: [ Previous | Next ]
Terry Moore

Posts: 538
Registered: 12/8/04
Re: etymology of "totient" ?
Posted: Apr 8, 1997 7:13 PM
  Click to see the message monospaced in plain text Plain Text   Click to reply to this topic Reply

In article <>, Geoff Hagopian
<> wrote:

> > Webster's New World College Dictionary (every reader of the English
> > language should have this dictionary) gives Latin totus (whole) and Old
> > French -ent, Latin -ens (genitive -entis).

The Oxford English Dictionary is not good enough for you, huh? :-)

Terry Moore, Statistics Department, Massey University, New Zealand.

Imagine a person with a gift of ridicule [He might say] First that a
negative quantity has no logarithm; secondly that a negative quantity has
no square root; thirdly that the first non-existent is to the second as the
circumference of a circle is to the diameter. Augustus de Morgan

Point your RSS reader here for a feed of the latest messages in this topic.

[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]

© The Math Forum at NCTM 1994-2018. All Rights Reserved.