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Robert Potts

British mathematician

Robert Potts (1805–1885) was a British mathematician. His edition of Euclid's Elements was the standard geometry textbook for much of the 19th century.


  • I have had considerable experience in dealing with minds of low logical power, and have found that studies may be made so easy and mechanical as to render thought almost superfluous.
    • Criticising Charles Dodgson's Notes on the First Two Books of Euclid, quoted in Robin Wilson, Lewis Carroll in Numberland (2008) p. 87

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