Ada Lovelace Quote

Secondly, figures, the symbols of numerical magnitude, are frequently also the symbols of operations, as when they are the indices of powers. Wherever terms have a shifting meaning, independent sets of considerations are liable to become complicated together, and reasoning and results are frequently falsified.


Ada, the Enchantress of Numbers (ed. Cartech Incorporated, 1992)

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Secondly, figures, the symbols of numerical magnitude, are frequently also the symbols of operations, as when they are the indices of powers....

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Secondly, figures, the symbols of numerical magnitude, are frequently also the symbols of operations, as when they are the indices of powers....

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Secondly, figures, the symbols of numerical magnitude, are frequently also the symbols of operations, as when they are the indices of powers....

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Secondly, figures, the symbols of numerical magnitude, are frequently also the symbols of operations, as when they are the indices of powers....