Mathematicians born on this day:
1616 : Wallis |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1604 : Barocius |

John Wallis | Isaac Todhunter | Barocius |

Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty | Mathematician of the week |

**John Wallis** (1616 - 1703)

Whereas Nature does not admit of more than three dimensions ... it may justly seem very improper to talk of a solid ... drawn into a fourth, fifth, sixth, or further dimension.

*Algebra *

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR January 2013
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