William Allen Whitworth
(1 Feb 1840 - 12 Mar 1905)
Science Quotes by William Allen Whitworth (1 quote)
Success in the solution of a problem generally depends in a great measure on the selection of the most appropriate method of approaching it; many properties of conic sections (for instance) being demonstrable by a few steps of pure geometry which would involve the most laborious operations with trilinear co-ordinates, while other properties are almost self-evident under the method of trilinear co-ordinates, which it would perhaps be actually impossible to prove by the old geometry.
— William Allen Whitworth