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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.263264.)
Andrei Toom toom@thecollege.iwctx.edu



