The second age of topology



The Royal Society of Arts was simply ‘The Society of Arts’ in Victorian England. The word ‘art’ can be used to cover a much wider field than painting and sculpture and in the context of the following quotation, it may safely be taken to mean ‘engineering’. The occasion is a paper by Professor Osborne Reynolds and the date is 1883. He has a message for academic and industrialist alike as we approach the 21st Century. It is a message all too often overlooked by politician, accountant and industrial manager alike.


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© Eric R. Laithwaite 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Imperial CollegeLondonUK

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