Euler, Elements of Algebra. Lesson 01

1. Whatever is capable of increase or diminution, is called quantity. A sum of money therefore is a quantity, since we may increase it and diminish it. It is the same with a weight, and other things of this nature. 2. From this definition, it is evident, that the different … Read more

Algebra I, Article 58.

In article 58, we will learn how to subtract one algebraic quantity from another.  Note that Algebra is big boy work and you need to read every line carefully and move forward one step at a time. The lesson begins by showing us two simple examples from Arithmetic to show … Read more

Newman on Modern Students

“The pleasurable excitement of reading what is new is their motive principle; and the imagination that they are doing something, and the boyish vanity which accompanies it, are their reward. They do not like Logic, they do not like Algebra, they have no taste for Mathematics; which only means that they do not like application, they do not like attention, they shrink from the effort and labour of thinking, and the process of true intellectual gymnastics.”

St. John Henry Newman
On the Idea of the University
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