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Dean Schlicter who

  1. Oct 22, 2009 #1
    The following quotation from Dean Schlicter is an inspiration

    "Go down deep enough into anything and you will find mathematics."

    But who is Dean Schlicter. I don't see much information about him on the internet except for that quotation.

    Do someone have knowledge about him?
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  3. Oct 23, 2009 #2


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    There was a Dean Charles Schlichter at Berkeley, and also at Wisconsin …

    but no indication of any connection with the quotation.

    It rather looks as if the quotation is invented.​
  4. Oct 27, 2009 #3
    That's a pity. It could have been a great service to mathematic if it had come from a famous scientist.
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  5. Dec 8, 2009 #4
    According to the book Mathematically Speaking - A Dictionary of Quotation, this is quoted in The Mathematics Teacher, Jan. 1936, Vol. XXIX, no. 1 p29.
  6. Dec 9, 2009 #5


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    Dean Charles Schlichter?

    hmm … we still don't know who he is, though :confused:

    The dictionary, at http://books.google.com/books?id=4a...ge&q="The Future of Geometry" Joseph&f=false").

    The best guess seems to be Charles Schlichter, dean of the graduate school of the nearby University of Wisconsin in the 1920s … see http://books.google.com/books?id=jJ...="Dean Charles Schlichter" Wisconsin&f=false".

    Does anyone have a copy of volume XXIX of The Mathematics Teacher? :smile:

    ("The Mathematics Teacher" (author: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Vols. 1-58, 1908-65 :smile:) is referenced at http://www.archive.org/details/mathematicsteac00unkngoog" [Broken] :redface:)​
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