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Andre TOOM

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Newton about use of study math
Posted: Dec 13, 1995 8:56 PM
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A contemporary of Sir Isaac Newton told that
``in their five years together he had seen Newton laugh only once.
This singular occasion arose when an unknown acquaintance to whom
Newton had loaned a copy of Euclid asked him what use its study would
be to anyone, `Upon which Sir Isaac was very merry' ''.
(Derek Gjertsen, `The Newton Handbook, Routledge \& Kegan Paul,
1986, pp.263-264.)

Andrei Toom

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