John Edensor Littlewood Quote

A precisian professor had the habit of saying: "... quartic polynomial ax^4+bx^3+cx^2+dx+e, where e need not be the base of the natural logarithms."


A mathematicians's miscellany (ed. 1953)

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A precisian professor had the habit of saying: ... quartic polynomial ax^4+bx^3+cx^2+dx+e, where e need not be the base of the natural logarithms.

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A precisian professor had the habit of saying: ... quartic polynomial ax^4+bx^3+cx^2+dx+e, where e need not be the base of the natural logarithms.

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A precisian professor had the habit of saying: ... quartic polynomial ax^4+bx^3+cx^2+dx+e, where e need not be the base of the natural logarithms.

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A precisian professor had the habit of saying: ... quartic polynomial ax^4+bx^3+cx^2+dx+e, where e need not be the base of the natural logarithms.