Clifford Truesdell Quotes
Welcome to Quote Meanings. This page lists the Clifford Truesdell quotes we have in our database and soon will provide users a means to discuss the meanings of quotes listed here. You don't even need to sign up.
How did Biot arrive at the partial differential equation? [the heat conduction equation] . . . Perhaps Laplace gave Biot the equation and left him to sink or swim for a few years in trying to derive it. That would have been merely an instance of the way great mathematicians since the very beginnings of mathematical research have effortlessly maintained their superiority over ordinary mortals.