Jean DAlembert

Jean DAlembert

French philosopher, mathematician and physicist
D'Alembert was always surrounded by controversy. ... he was the lightning rod which drew sparks from all the foes of the philosophes. ... Unfortunately he carried this... pugnacity into his scientific research and once he had entered a controversy, he argued his cause with vigour and stubbornness. He closed his mind to the possibility that he might be wrong...More Jean DAlembert quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Algebra is generous; she often gives more than is asked of her.More Jean DAlembert quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Just go on . . . and faith will soon return.More Jean DAlembert quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In England it was enough that Newton was the greatest mathematican of his century; in France he would have been expected to be agreeable too.More Jean DAlembert quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Geometry, which should only obey Physics, when united with it sometimes commands it. If it happens that the question which we wish to examine is too complicated for all the elements to be able to enter into the analytical comparison we wish to make, we separate the more inconvenient [elements], we substitute others for them, less troublesome but also less real, and we are surprised to arrive, notwithstanding a painful labour, only at a result contradicted by nature; as if after having disguised it, cut it short or alteMore Jean DAlembert quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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