# User contributions

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- 18:42, 11 February 2016 (diff | hist) . . (+243) . . Gottfried Leibniz (→Quotes about Leibniz: Cajori, "A History of Mathematics": In the interval of 200 years between Kepler and Gauss there arose no great mathematician in Germany excepting Leibniz.) (current)
- 17:37, 11 February 2016 (diff | hist) . .
**(+849)** . . History of mathematics (→K: Klein, "Greek Mathematical Thought and the Origin of Algebra": creating a formal language of mathematics=foundation of modern algebra; Vieta's critical modification of Diophantus->founder of modern mathematics) (current) - 17:28, 11 February 2016 (diff | hist) . .
**(+867)** . . Diophantus (→Quotes about Diophantus: Klein, "Greek Mathematical Thought and the Origin of Algebra": Vieta undertook to modify Diophantus in a critical way. He thereby became the true founder of modern mathematics.) (current) - 17:07, 11 February 2016 (diff | hist) . . (+262) . . Physics (→Quotes: Klein, "Greek Mathematical Thought and the Origin of Algebra": It is impossible, and it has always been impossible, to grasp the meaning of what we nowadays call physics independently of its mathematical form) (current)
- 17:06, 11 February 2016 (diff | hist) . . (+32) . . m Mathematics (→K: minor link) (current)
- 17:04, 11 February 2016 (diff | hist) . . (+1) . . m Mathematics (→L: minor edit)
- 17:02, 11 February 2016 (diff | hist) . . (+230) . . Mathematics (→K: Klein, "Greek Mathematical Thought and the Origin of Algebra": It is impossible, and it has always been impossible, to grasp the meaning of what we nowadays call physics independently of its mathematical form.)
- 16:22, 11 February 2016 (diff | hist) . . (+11) . . m History of mathematics (→H: minor edit: source page#)
- 16:20, 11 February 2016 (diff | hist) . .
**(+1,426)** . . India (→Quotes: Heath, "Diophantos of Alexandria": Nesselmann's 3 historical stages of algebraic operations & equation development; stage 3..anticipated many centuries by the Indians) (current) - 16:11, 11 February 2016 (diff | hist) . . (-44) . . m History of mathematics (→H: minor edit: (2) Wp-links to Wq-links)
- 16:08, 11 February 2016 (diff | hist) . .
**(+2,079)** . . History of mathematics (→H: Heath, "Diophantos of Alexandria": Nesselmann's 3 historical stages of development as regards the form of exposition of algebraic operations & equations) - 15:35, 11 February 2016 (diff | hist) . . (+4) . . m History of mathematics (→K: minor link)
- 15:31, 11 February 2016 (diff | hist) . . (+474) . . History of mathematics
- 15:27, 11 February 2016 (diff | hist) . . (+6) . . m History of mathematics (→M-N: minor edit: source page#)
- 15:25, 11 February 2016 (diff | hist) . .
**(+674)** . . History of mathematics (→M-N: Nordgaard, "A Historical Survey of Algebraic Methods of Approximating the Roots": solution of numerical cubic equations by intersecting conics..greatest original contribution to algebra..by the Arabs) - 23:40, 10 February 2016 (diff | hist) . . (+226) . . History of mathematics (→C: copied Cantor, thesis from "Georg Cantor" article: the art of asking questions is more valuable than solving problems)
- 22:19, 10 February 2016 (diff | hist) . .
**(+901)** . . Mathematicians (→Quotes: Moved Benjamin Franklin quote from "Mathematics" article) (current) - 16:50, 10 February 2016 (diff | hist) . . (+203) . . User:ELApro (→Wikiquote Stubs expanded: David Rittenhouse) (current)
- 16:49, 10 February 2016 (diff | hist) . .
**(+901)** . . Mathematics (→F: Franklin, "The Life and Miscellaneous Writings..": Thomas Godfrey..insupportable in company..like majority of mathematicians fallen in my way, precision, continually contradicting, trifling distinctions, defeating all the ends of conversation) - 16:04, 10 February 2016 (diff | hist) . .
**(+653)** . . David Rittenhouse (→The Teaching and History of Mathematics in the United States (1890): he can not be placed in the foremost rank of astronomers then living; Rittenhouse's contributions..aroused interest in astronomy, & diffusion of scientific knowledge in the New World) (current) - 15:53, 10 February 2016 (diff | hist) . . (+53) . . David Rittenhouse (→Quotes about Rittenhouse: corrected source: "David Rittenhouse & Robert Fulton," author-James Renwick; ed. Jared Sparks + minor sort)
- 15:46, 10 February 2016 (diff | hist) . .
**(+1,703)** . . David Rittenhouse (→Quotes about Rittenhouse: Sparks, "David Rittenhouse & Robert Fulton": 1775 project..a public observatory; equal to any practical living astronomer; Other men..better qualified for political pursuits/public offices which became the rest of his life) - 15:26, 10 February 2016 (diff | hist) . .
**(+1,621)** . . David Rittenhouse (→Quotes about Rittenhouse: Jefferson, "Notes on the State of Virginia": second to no astronomer living; He has not made a world: but he has by imitation approached nearer its Maker than any man who has lived from the creation to this day) - 14:42, 10 February 2016 (diff | hist) . .
**(+8,852)** . . David Rittenhouse (removed {{scientist-stub}}/expanded (1) quote to (11) added section "Quotes about Rittenhouse" & subsection ''The Teaching and History of Mathematics in the United States (1890)'') - 05:07, 10 February 2016 (diff | hist) . .
**(+1,457)** . . Diophantus (→Quotes about Diophantus: Bell, "The Development of Mathematics": (2) diophantine analysis today is choked by a jungle of trivialities..long past time that the standards of Diaphantus be forgotten; beyond question among the great algebraists) - 04:09, 10 February 2016 (diff | hist) . .
**(+688)** . . Diophantus (→Quotes about Diophantus: Dickson, "History of the Theory of Numbers": Fermat, commenting about 1637 on Diophantus II, 8) - 03:02, 10 February 2016 (diff | hist) . . (+304) . . History of mathematics (→M-N: moved Maor, ''e: The Story of a Number'' to "Mathematics education" article: esoteric, dry way in which we teach the subject.. history of mathematics is a good way to correct these impressions)
- 02:57, 10 February 2016 (diff | hist) . .
**(+621)** . . Mathematics education (moved Maor, ''e: The Story of a Number'' from "History of mathematics" article: esoteric, dry way in which we teach the subject.. history of mathematics is a good way to correct these impressions + reindex) (current) - 02:35, 10 February 2016 (diff | hist) . .
**(+716)** . . Diophantus (→Quotes about Diophantus: Kline, "Mathematical Thought..": Alexandrians used fractions as numbers in their own right, whereas classical mathematicians spoke only of a ratio of integers, not of parts of a whole, & ratios were used only in proportions) - 00:53, 10 February 2016 (diff | hist) . .
**(+685)** . . Diophantus (→Quotes about Diophantus: Sesiano, "Books IV to VII of Diophantus’ Arithmetic": seven of Arithmetica's Books were considered irretrievably lost until the recent discovery of four..hitherto unknown books in Arabic translation) - 00:33, 10 February 2016 (diff | hist) . . (+111) . . Diophantus (Image: Diophantus-cover.jpg)
- 00:26, 10 February 2016 (diff | hist) . .
**(+610)** . . Diophantus (AsQBy Drijvers, "Secondary Algebra Education": your inspiration and my teaching it will be easy for you to master, because clear intelligence supported by good lessons is a fast route to knowledge) - 21:50, 9 February 2016 (diff | hist) . . (+1) . . m Diophantus (→Diophantos of Alexandria: A Study in the History of Greek Algebra (1885): minor correction)
- 21:41, 9 February 2016 (diff | hist) . . (+157) . . m Diophantus (→Quotes about Diophantus: minor edit)
- 21:13, 9 February 2016 (diff | hist) . . (+60) . . m Diophantus (→Diophantos of Alexandria: A Study in the History of Greek Algebra (1885): minor edit)
- 20:53, 9 February 2016 (diff | hist) . .
**(+1,014)** . . Diophantus (→Diophantos of Alexandria: A Study in the History of Greek Algebra (1885): Wilhelm Xylander-his pride had a fall so sudden and so humiliating..worth while to make known the work of Diophantos, which had so opened his eyes) - 16:19, 9 February 2016 (diff | hist) . . (+213) . . Diophantus (→Quotes about Diophantus: minor corrections/additions: sources/translation)
- 15:59, 9 February 2016 (diff | hist) . .
**(+1,401)** . . Diophantus (→Quotes about Diophantus: Xylander, "Diophanti Alexandrini Rerum Arithmeticarum Libri sex" (1) + Algebra of Bombelli under section ''Diophantos of Alexandria: A Study in the History of Greek Algebra'' (1885) + minors) - 08:57, 9 February 2016 (diff | hist) . . (+282) . . Diophantus (→Quotes about Diophantus: added section "Diophantos of Alexandria: A Study in the History of Greek Algebra (1885)" with (4): moved (3) added (1))
- 00:31, 9 February 2016 (diff | hist) . . (+62) . . History of mathematics (→K: moved (2) Morris Kline quotes to "Mathematics education" article)
- 00:31, 9 February 2016 (diff | hist) . .
**(+1,327)** . . Mathematics education (→H - K: moved (2) Morris Kline articles from "History of mathematics" article) - 00:23, 9 February 2016 (diff | hist) . .
**(+712)** . . History of mathematics (→M-N: Maudlin, "New Foundations for Physical Geometry": If the Greeks had had a mind to reduce mathematics to one field..their only choice..reduce arithmetic to geometry) - 00:22, 9 February 2016 (diff | hist) . .
**(+703)** . . Geometry (→M - P: Maudlin, "New Foundations for Physical Geometry": If the Greeks had had a mind to reduce mathematics to one field..their only choice..reduce arithmetic to geometry) (current) - 23:58, 8 February 2016 (diff | hist) . .
**(+1,429)** . . Diophantus (→Quotes about Diophantus: Kline]], ''Mathem. Thought": Alexandrian algebra/absence of explicit deductive structure: arithmetic like Egyptian/Babylonian procedural texts (influence); deductive, orderly proof gone; inductive problems; troubled Europeans) - 23:11, 8 February 2016 (diff | hist) . .
**(+887)** . . Euclid’s Elements (→S - Z: Stone, "Euclid's Elements" Vol. 2 Preface: beyond..Skill of Man to contrive better..potent/diligent Carpers never..set Footing..happy Empire..Truth..uninterrupted Reign 2k Yrs..profound Peace..vanquish the obstinate/ignorant) (current) - 22:35, 8 February 2016 (diff | hist) . . (+40) . . User:ELApro (→Wikiquotes initiated: Pappus of Alexandria)
- 16:28, 8 February 2016 (diff | hist) . . (+85) . . User:ELApro (→Wikiquotes initiated: Diophantus, History of logarithms)
- 16:12, 8 February 2016 (diff | hist) . . (+6) . . m George Pólya (→Quotes: minor edit) (current)
- 16:09, 8 February 2016 (diff | hist) . .
**(+1,325)** . . George Pólya (→Quotes: "Mathematical Discovery": Groping/muddling=trial&error=successive approximation; mathematician sophisticated procedure; scientific theories; teacher should not discourage..trial&error; show in many cases..algebra more effective) - 16:08, 8 February 2016 (diff | hist) . .
**(+1,325)** . . Mathematics education (→L - P: Pólya, "Mathematical Discovery": Groping/muddling=trial&error=successive approximation; mathematician sophisticated procedure; scientific theories; teacher should not discourage..trial&error; show in many cases..algebra more effective)

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