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The use of the axiomatic method, by showing clearly the source of each proposition and by showing which were the essential hypotheses and the superfluous hypotheses, has revealed unsuspected analogies and permitted extended generalizations; the origin of the modern developments of algebra, topology and group theory is to be found only in the employment of axiomatic methods.
Jeremy Gray, The Hilbert Challenge (2000)
Servois' 1813 Perpetual Calendar, with an English Translation
Acknowledgments and About the Author
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 editing my translation of Servois' “Calendrier perpétuel” and providing general editorial comments for the entire manuscript.
Additionally, the author is extremely grateful to the referees for their many helpful suggestions and corrections.
About the Author
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 the 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., "Servois' 1813 Perpetual Calendar, with an English Translation," Loci (June 2012), DOI: 10.4169/loci003884