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An Introduction To Non-aristotelian Systems And General Semantics.

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PART VIII
ON THE STRUCTURE OF MATHEMATICS
Being myself a remarkably stupid fellow, I have had to unteach myself the difficulties, and now beg to present to my fellow fools the parts that are not hard. Master these thoroughly, and the rest will follow. What one fool can do, another can. (510>                             silvanus p. Thompson
Besides the theory of surfaces is the model on which all the higher theories are built and must be built, and it is well to master it completely before attempting generalizations. (425)                                             G. y. rainich
To find such relations Einstein has applied a mathematical method of great power - the calculus of tensors - with extraordinary success. The calculus threshes out the laws of nature, separating the observer's eccentricities from what is independent of him, with the superb efficiency of a modern harvester. (2»                                                                e. t. bell
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