Oliver Heaviside Famous Quotes & Sayings

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19 Oliver Heaviside Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Oliver Heaviside Sayings: Logic can be patient, for it is eternal. Logic can be patient, for it is eternal.
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Oliver Heaviside Sayings: The best result of mathematics is to be able to do without it. The best result of mathematics is to be able to do without it.
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Oliver Heaviside Sayings: It is shocking that young people should be addling their brains over mere logical subtleties It is shocking that young people should be addling their brains over mere logical subtleties in Euclid's Elements, trying to understand the proof of one obvious fact in terms of something equally .. obvious.
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Oliver Heaviside Sayings: However absurd it may seem, I do in all seriousness hereby declare that I am However absurd it may seem, I do in all seriousness hereby declare that I am animated mainly by philanthropic motives. I desire to do good to my fellow creatures, even to the Cui bonos.
Oliver Heaviside Sayings: We do not dwell in the Palace of Truth. But, as was mentioned to me We do not dwell in the Palace of Truth. But, as was mentioned to me not long since, "There is a time coming when all things shall be found out." I am not so sanguine myself, believing that the well in which Truth is said to reside is really a bottomless pit.
Oliver Heaviside Sayings: Euclid for children is barbarous. Euclid for children is barbarous.
Oliver Heaviside Sayings: Ohm (a distinguished mathematician, be it noted) brought into order a host of puzzling facts Ohm (a distinguished mathematician, be it noted) brought into order a host of puzzling facts connecting electromotive force and electric current in conductors, which all previous electricians had only succeeded in loosely binding together qualitatively under some rather vague statements. Even as late as 20 years ago, "quantity" and "tension" were much used by men who did not fully appreciate Ohm's law.
Oliver Heaviside Sayings: Shall I refuse my dinner because I do not fully understand the process of digestion? Shall I refuse my dinner because I do not fully understand the process of digestion?
Oliver Heaviside Sayings: Now, in the development of our knowledge of the workings of Nature out of the Now, in the development of our knowledge of the workings of Nature out of the tremendously complex assemblage of phenomena presented to the scientific inquirer, mathematics plays in some respects a very limited, in others a very important part. As regards the limitations, it is merely necessary to refer to the sciences connected with living matter, and to the ologies generally, to see that the facts and their connections are too indistinctly known to render mathematical analysis practicable, to say nothing of the complexity.
Oliver Heaviside Sayings: Mathematics is an experimental science, and definitions do not come first, but later on. Mathematics is an experimental science, and definitions do not come first, but later on.
Oliver Heaviside Sayings: There is no absolute scale of size in nature, and the small may be as There is no absolute scale of size in nature, and the small may be as important, or more so than the great.
Oliver Heaviside Sayings: As to the need of improvement there can be no question whilst the reign of As to the need of improvement there can be no question whilst the reign of Euclid continues. My own idea of a useful course is to begin with arithmetic, and then not Euclid but algebra. Next, not Euclid, but practical geometry, solid as well as plane; not demonstration, but to make acquaintance. Then not Euclid, but elementary vectors, conjoined with algebra, and applied to geometry. Addition first; then the scalar product. Elementary calculus should go on simultaneously, and come into vector algebraic geometry after a bit. Euclid might be an extra course for learned men, like Homer ...
Oliver Heaviside Sayings: Facts are of not much use, considered as facts. They bewilder by their number and Facts are of not much use, considered as facts. They bewilder by their number and their apparent incoherency. Let them be digested into theory, however, and brought into mutual harmony, and it is another matter.
Oliver Heaviside Sayings: Why should I refuse a good dinner simply because I don't understand the digestive processes Why should I refuse a good dinner simply because I don't understand the digestive processes involved?
Oliver Heaviside Sayings: If it is love that makes the world go round, it is self-induction that makes If it is love that makes the world go round, it is self-induction that makes electromagnetic waves go round the world.
Oliver Heaviside Sayings: Mathematics is of two kinds, Rigorous and Physical. The former is Narrow: the latter Bold Mathematics is of two kinds, Rigorous and Physical. The former is Narrow: the latter Bold and Broad. To have to stop to formulate rigorous demonstrations would put a stop to most physico-mathematical inquiries. Am I to refuse to eat because I do not fully understand the mechanism of digestion?
Oliver Heaviside Sayings: Waves from moving sources: Adagio. Andante. Allegro moderato. Waves from moving sources: Adagio. Andante. Allegro moderato.
Oliver Heaviside Sayings: Theory is the essence of facts. Without theory scientific knowledge would be only worthy of Theory is the essence of facts. Without theory scientific knowledge would be only worthy of the madhouse.
Oliver Heaviside Sayings: Electric and magnetic forces. May they live for ever, and never be forgot, if only Electric and magnetic forces. May they live for ever, and never be forgot, if only to remind us that the science of electromagnetics, in spite of the abstract nature of its theory, involving quantities whose nature is entirely unknown at the present, is really and truly founded on the observations of real Newtonian forces, electric and magnetic respectively.