Peter Guthrie Tait Quotes (3 quotes)
“The next grand extensions of mathematical physics will, in all likelihood, be furnished by quaternions.”
―Peter Guthrie Tait
in Note on a Quaternion Transformation, Communication read on Monday, 6th April, 1863, Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1866), p. 117.
Martin Chuzzlewit (1844), Chapter XXVII
“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.”
Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (1977)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsPeter Guthrie Tait
Born: April 28, 1831
Bio: Peter Guthrie Tait FRSE was a Scottish mathematical physicist, best known for the seminal energy physics textbook Treatise on Natural Philosophy, which he co-wrote with Kelvin, and his early investigations into knot theory, which contributed to the eventual formation of topology as a mathematical discipline. His name is known in graph theory mainly for Tait's conjecture.
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