Quotes by Paul J. Nahin

"The next, magnificent step would of course have been to write , but the Stereometria records it as , and so Heron missed being the earliest known scholar to have derived the square root of a negative number in a mathematical analysis of a physical problem."
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"French mathematician Jacques Hadamard (1865–1963): “The shortest path between two truths in the real domain passes through the complex domain.” I"
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"In particular, the three roots to a cubic polynomial either must all be real, or there must be one real root and one conjugate pair."
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"The quadrature of a circle, the construction by straightedge and compass alone of the square equal in area to the circle,"
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"the quadrature problem is a measure of the greatest difficulty, since it was shown in 1882 to be impossible."
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Books by Paul J. Nahin

Paul J. Nahin
  • Paul J. Nahin

  • Description: Paul J. Nahin is professor emeritus of electrical engineering at the University of New Hampshire and the author of many best-selling popular math books, including The Logician and the Engineer and Will You Be Alive 10 Years from Now? (both Princeton).

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