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The Scholar’s Workshop and Tools (1970, 1976, 1981)

  • C. Truesdell

Abstract

Just as we may picture an ideal scientist, we may set forth qualities ideal in one who is to trace the development of science. I do not use the terms “history of science”, “physics”, or “mathematics”, since these now denote established professions, while a great scholar, although he must stand on the same ground as his fellows, is taller and sees above their heads.

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Competent Mathematician Ideal Scientist Divergent Series Pulse Function Professional Mathematician 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Truesdell
    • 1
  1. 1.The Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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