The confusion, the difficulties, the contradictions which, in consequence of a want of accurate distinctions in this particular... - Ada Lovelace Quotes
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Quote:The confusion, the difficulties, the contradictions which, in consequence of a want of accurate distinctions in this particular, have up to even a recent period encumbered mathematics in all those branches involving the consideration of negative and impossible quantities, will at once occur to the reader who is at all versed in this science, and would alone suffice to justify dwelling somewhat on the point, in connexion with any subject so peculiarly fitted to give forcible illustration of it as the Analytical Engine. - Ada Lovelace Quotes
  


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