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François Viète
(1540 - 23 Feb 1603)

French mathematician.


Science Quotes by François Viète (4 quotes)

Quod est, Nullum non problema solvere.
There is no problem that cannot be solved.
— François Viète
In The New Algebra.
Science quotes on:  |  Problem (679)  |  Solve (130)

In Mathematics, censorship and criticism can not be allowed to everyone; the speeches of the rhetoricians and the defenses of the lawyers are worthless.
— François Viète
From In Artem Analyticem Isagoge (1591, “Introduction to the Analytic Arts”), translated from the original Latin to French in Édouard Lucas, Récréations Mathématiques (1883), Vol. 2, 1, given as, “Dans les Mathématiques, la censure et la critique ne peuvent être permises à tout le monde; les discours des rhéteurs et les défenses des avocats n’y valent rien.” English version from the French by Webmaster using Google translate.
Science quotes on:  |  Allow (45)  |  Censorship (3)  |  Criticism (78)  |  Defense (24)  |  Lawyer (27)  |  Mathematics (1333)  |  Speech (61)  |  Worthless (21)

Numerical logistic is that which employs numbers; symbolic logistic that which uses symbols, as, say, the letters of the alphabet.
— François Viète
In Introduction to the Analytic Art (1591).
Science quotes on:  |  Alphabet (10)  |  Employ (113)  |  Letter (109)  |  Logic (287)  |  Number (701)  |  Numerical (39)  |  Say (984)  |  Symbol (94)  |  Use (766)

There is a certain way of searching for the truth in mathematics that Plato is said first to have discovered. Theon called this analysis.
— François Viète
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Science quotes on:  |  Analysis (234)  |  Call (769)  |  Certain (550)  |  Discover (553)  |  First (1284)  |  Mathematics (1333)  |  Plato (76)  |  Search (162)  |  Theon (2)  |  Truth (1062)  |  Way (1216)


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