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The further a mathematical theory is developed, the more harmoniously and uniformly does its construction proceed, and unsuspected relations are disclosed between hitherto separated branches of the science.
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Francois-Joseph Servois: Priest, Artillery Officer, and Professor of Mathematics
Acknowledgments and About the Author
The author is extremely grateful to the referees for their many helpful suggestions and corrections. In addition, the author expresses deep gratitude to Robert E. Bradley, professor of mathematics at Adelphi University, for graciously dedicating so much of his time, patience, and knowledge in guiding me through the writing of this article.
Salvatore J. Petrilli, Jr. is an assistant professor at Adelphi University. He has a B.S. in mathematics from Adelphi University and an M.A. in mathematics from Hofstra University. He received an Ed.D. in mathematics education from Teachers College, Columbia University, where his advisor was J. Philip Smith. His research interests include history of mathematics and mathematics education.
Petrilli, Jr., Salvatore J., "Francois-Joseph Servois: Priest, Artillery Officer, and Professor of Mathematics," Loci (June 2010), DOI: 10.4169/loci003498