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Peter Guthrie Tait (1831 – 1901)


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.
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Peter Guthrie Tait
The next grand extensions of mathematical physics will, in all likelihood, be furnished by quaternions.
Tait quotes
Oh, that's nothing - I could coach a coal scuttle to be Senior Wrangler.
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