William Rankine

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In existographies, William Rankine (135-83 BE) (1820-1872 ACM) (IQ:180|#87) (ID:3.46|52) (RGM:679|1,350+] (FET:2) (PR:7,322|65AE / engineer:28) (CR:107) (LH:10) (TL:122|#98) was a Scottish engineer, physicist, mathematician, and philosopher, noted for []

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A poster summary of the core section of Rankine's c.1845 "The Mathematician in Love", wherein he defines "love" as function beauty, manners, and fortune, which combined defined "potential".

The following are quotes by Rankine:

“Let x denote beauty, y, manners well-bred, z, fortune, this last is essential. Let L stand for love — our philosopher said — then L is a function of x, y, and z, of the kind which is known as potential.”
— William Rankine (c.1845), “The Mathematician in Love” [1]
“Discrepancy between theory and practice, which in sound physical and mechanical science is delusion, has a real existence in the minds of men; and that fallacy, though rejected by their judgments, continues to exert and influence over their acts.”
— William Rankine (1856), Introductory Lecture on the Harmony of Theory and Practice in Mechanics (pgs. 4-5) [2]

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References

  1. The Mathematician in Love – Hmolpedia 2020.
  2. (a) Rankine, William. (1856). Introductory Lecture on the Harmony of Theory and Practice in Mechanics (pgs. 4-5). Griffin.
    (b) Rankine quotes – IZQuotes.com.

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