Portrait of James Clerk Maxwell

James Clerk Maxwell


Scottish mathematical physicist

Every existence above a certain rank has its singular points; the higher the rank the more of them. At these points, influences whose physical magnitude is too small to be taken account of by a finite being may produce results of the greatest importance.

TOPICS: physics, philosophy

Thus number may be said to rule the whole world of quantity, and the four rules of arithmetic may be regarded as the complete equipment of the mathematician.

TOPICS: numbers, arithmetic