Niels H. Abel

1802 - 1829

A Quote by Niels H. Abel on style and writing

About Gauss' mathematical writing style He is like the fox, who effaces his tracks in the sand with his tail.

Niels H. Abel (1802 - 1829)

Source: G. F. Simmons, Calculus Gems, New York: Mcgraw Hill, Inc., 1992, p. 177.

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A Quote by Niels H. Abel on determination, mathematics, and words

If you disregard the very simplest cases, there is in all of mathematics not a single infinite series whose sum has been rigorously determined. In other words,the most important parts of mathematics stand without a foundation.

Niels H. Abel (1802 - 1829)

Source: G. F. Simmons, Calculus Gems, New York: Mcgraw Hill, Inc., 1992, p. 188.

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A Quote by Niels H. Abel on expertise, questions, and study

A reply to a question about how he got his expertise: By studying the masters and not their pupils.

Niels H. Abel (1802 - 1829)

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