# 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.

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## QuotesEdit

- 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

- Criticising Charles Dodgson's