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Johann Bernoulli >
Leonhard Euler >
Joseph Louis Lagrange >
Simeon Denis Poisson >
Michel Chasles >
H.A. Newton >
E.H. Moore
(of
MoorePenrose inverse
fame) >
G.D. Birkhoff >
D.G. Bourgin >
A. Charnes >
A. BenIsrael >
S. Zlobec >
myself.
Quotes and Historical Links

"Life is good for only two things, discovering mathematics and teaching
mathematics"
Simion Poisson

"The reader will find no figures in this work. The methods which I set
forth do not require either constructions or geometrical or
mechanical reasonings: but only algebraic operations, subject to a
regular and uniform rule of procedure.
Preface to Micanique Analytique."
LaGrange, JosephLouis "

"If a nonnegative quantity was so small that it is smaller than any given
one, then it certainly could not be anything but zero. To those
who ask what the infinitely small quantity in mathematics is, we answer
that it is actually zero. Hence there are not so many mysteries
hidden in this concept as they are usually believed to be. These
supposed mysteries have rendered the calculus of the infinitely small
quite suspect to many people. Those doubts that remain we shall
thoroughly remove in the following pages, where we shall explain
this calculus. "
Euler, Leonhard (1707  1783) ">
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