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|If we want to compare him to some great god of the past, the first who springs to |
mind is that prince of mathematicians, Gauss: both published very few papers, in
keeping with the motto pauca sed matura, few but good, and both kept results in ...
|Baade's strategy was to choose a very few, well-placed selected areas, and |
extend the magnitude sequence in each to as ... "pauca sed matura" (few [papers
] but ripe [ones]).5 By 1937 Baade had found that the best method was to use a "
|It was possible to obtain only a very few exact observations of Ceres' positions in |
the course of its motion around the sun ... he was a perfectionist and never found
his work good enough; they point to his motto, Pauca sed matura (Few but ripe).
|Every student in an elementary astronomy course hears of it today, but Struve |
had never encountered it in his Yerkes ... motto of the great mathematician-
astronomer Carl F. Gauss, "pauca sed matura" (few [papers] but definitive THE
Peter Borwein, Peter Liljedahl, Helen Zhai - 2014 - Preview
|Pauca sed matura [few but ripe] was Gauss' motto. (, 467) The |
mathematician requires tact and good taste at every step of his work, and he has
to learn to trust to his own instinct to distinguish between what is really worthy of
his efforts ...
|solutions that I have so far given to the first equation would no longer be but one |
could takejc=l, y=2, and i=ğI. It is, however, possible that there may be no ... "
Pauca sed matura", (few but ripe), which had been Gauss's motto, became
Smith's also. ... He corrected an error in Riemann's work and showed by an
ingenious example that the scope of the new theory was not quite so great as
some had claimed.
|Gauss was always very reluctant to publish anything, and adopted as his motto |
pauca sed matura few but ripe. His published works were short and highly
polished. His successors in the great German mathematical tradition adopted the
|Perhaps his motto pauca sed matura (few but ripe) had something to do with it. |
For more on this issue see , ... The younger Bolyai was greatly disappointed
and died without proper recognition of his great achievement. However, Gauss
|Hubble was technically not a very good observer, but more than made up for it |
with his creative ideas; Baade was a superb technical observer who had
extremely creative ... His publications were like Gauss's, "pauca sed matura" (few
|But he never published it. Why did Gauss hold back the great things he |
discovered? This is easier to explain than his ... His seal, a tree with but few fruits,
bore the motto Pauca sed matura (Few, but ripe). The fruits of this striving after