Show 6 6 f A a and En Entertainments i 3 1 I The he Mathematical J al Society met et in room loom 28 l last last st st. Saturday y night and and some som very in int interesting interesting in- in t g talks on m mathematical ati al subjects were given Mr White was the the- first speaker an and l gave a very interesting lecture lec lec- ture on on Leibnitz and the Calculus Mr fr White zite in the Ib beginning ad admitted that his subject ct was a fl very difficult one but stated that thai to those who had given it it careful thought careful thought it t was ryas intensely ly interest interest- i ing g. g His Hi lecture lecture de dealt lt more pr w with th the l e history history his his- story s- s tory the development nt and the application than with the d details tails of the scie science ce The he word calculus he said is of or Latin or origin gin the The term term term- ta taken taken n in its wid widest t sense extends ex ex- from tends from the est simplest numerical ope operation operation opera opera- tion to tn the hig highest est com combinations in of transcendental trans trans- analysis naly i Taken al in in ip this light lt the calculus has for its peculiar object the the solution of all q questions relating to rum num- begs bers Ders The starting t point is- is isa a knowledge of Df f the equations equation wh which eh express ss rel relations ti ns twee betwee Q n different magn magnitudes tudes The Th q object jec Df of- f the calculus u is to tp find find from these these equations equa- equa q ua- ua ions th the unknown quantities v Mr White then made the division of calculus mH irig- irig r of f fh h his IS lecture treated mainly of the f the development lo n t f differ differential l and nd integral inte- inte inte integral gral graV c calculus calculus' l The h life of the great mathematician L' L taken was taken up and his ar the nv Ii and nd development of the science clearly sh shown wn The hist history his his- t tory of tH the controversy between Leibnitz and andew ew aS f re recounted d in an interesting interesting interesting interest interest- ing manner 1 It is is' Mr Whites White's opinion th that the men sh be given equal were e both both- investigator credit as they We original ga gator f t i 1 D i 1 Mr Mi W. W WD D Rit Rite fallowed rif ep Mr White Euclidian Geometry Geometry- subject In beginning the importance and the effect of the the- building land land and prosperity erity of Alexandria Alexandria Alexandria Alex Alex- andria was dwelt upon and a brief description des des- o of e educational nal life in Alexandria at t. t the time Euclid of of Euclid was given Euclid had charge harge of the mathematical department department depart depart- ment ment- of the of the library libraty in Alexandria and thus had a rare raie opportunity for study in his chosen fi field ld While speculative philosophers were occupying themselves with di discussions respecting the criterion of t truth ut and upon the whole coming to th the that no such thing existed Eu Euclid lid o of Ale Alexandria w was s writing an immortal immortal im- im mortal work the truth of which was not notto notto to be be gainsaid in any nation or at any tilI time A A brief account of the Ele Elements Elements Ele Ele- me ments ts upon which the fame of Euclid depends was given giyen and it was stated that so completely did they satisfy posterity that until recent times no attempt has ever been made been made to improve the Elements as Euclid left left Ithem them But while the the the-Ele- Ele Elements ments have made the the name name of Euclid immortal im- im mort mortal there here is is one but but one pi proposition which is directly ascribed to to E Euclid clid his chief merit lies in the sel nd selection and arrangement arrangement arrange arrange arrange- ment of the work A short account of the o other her works of Euclid then followed t 1 The Trie question Can a mathematical re Ire relation lation be understood stood i in th the abstract t when t in the concrete ii t was s itis ri riot not t t w was briefly an an an vered s b by G Mr G. G W. W Rite Riter who was was of of tn the opinion pin n that f it it- c could could uld not Every m mathematical c l quantity can be be red reduced reduced to- to s such n a form that it can can be represented gra graphically hi lly concretely or However it might be a a matter of opinion as to whether a mathematical relation can be understood better in the the abstract abstract than in the c concrete Mr Moss discussed the question Should any mathematical truth be taught by rule rul mechanically in a strictly pedagogical and logical sense He declared that the object of education is to develop the faculties faculties faculties fac fac- and not to stow th the mind with facts He showed that learning rules lules by rote lote would instead of strengthening the mind weaken it and gave it as his opinion that rules lules should never be learned until first understood stood Mr Moss loss also seemed t to to- have doubts as dS to the need of learning rules at all The musical part pait of the program was the feature of the evenings evening's entertainment The singing of Miss Mae Price was well appreciated by the audience The hearty encore she received spoke for itself Miss Smith is also a a. a pleasing and she made a very good impression on the audience audience audience audi audi- ence last Saturday night Her Hei sister also accompanied her on the mandolin The members of the Executive Committee of the Mathematical Society deserve great credit for the excellent music they secure for their meetings The Normal Society had a large laige audience audience audience audi audi- ence at their meeting last Friday after after- noon The secret session that had been held during the past week aroused everyone's every every- ones one's ones curiosity and it was only necessary for the report to get out that the result of these meetings gs would be made known to attract the curious to room 28 at t the appointed appointed appointed ap ap- pointed hour We do not wish to express J iiI r an 01 opinion l P on an the 1 report rendered ll 91 but we r feel et like h like c commending the e. e critic critic- for her e excellent criticisms S S at t the e. e cl close s of of the th meeting n After fter th the report port had had been been read twice and a 41 little other preliminary inary business business busi busi- l is' is i- i ness s' s transacted following the the was a rendered History of the life and teaching of Miss Laura Foster song Miss May Price discussion of the question Is Is departure from the truth ever justifiable D. D L. L McDonald All exercises on the were well rendered and received enthusiastic encores The excellent manner in which Miss Foster Foster Foster Fos Fos- ter handled her subject showed that she had given the principles of that great educator edu edu- cator very careful thought in in- in deed eed Mr McDonald in answering his question seemed to be of the opinion that thata a 3 departure from the truth is sometimes admissible and gave good reasons for his views After he had finished the q question question ques ques- ues- ues tion was taken up lP and quite thoroughly discussed by the members member's present During the second miscellaneous business practice was indulged in until half the audience left and the other half became wearied almost to the point of leaving when the meeting adjourned ed The following has been handed us for publication Editor Edito r Ch Chronicle ro n icle DEAR SIR SIR SIR-As As no article has appeared in the columns of your paper I beg leave to offer the following O OThe The Zeta Gamma met in room 15 President Longfellow presiding After the usual preliminary exercises the Iol fol lowing gj juicy t 1 m r rendered n 10 io o v u n rl i h Ji i The Th t fi first rt t wasn- wasn yas wa Jr J 3 p leb bAteT Res e p ved That at winds are u importance tance than Q ocean currents rb i was t thoroughly g discus discussed S i Jh then judge deci deciding ing in the affirmative f iJ jc h. Mr V d. d the society with a song which w h. was s. s ci and he res responded res to an an encore with the familiar but buts but's sweet vJ t e. The question Jg J I Cleveland's method of appointing appointing- officers liable to be beneficial beneficial beneficial bene bene- was aired by s Mr Wickers n read hU humorous S selection There was an unusually large turnout last evening 1 t The society is rapidly getting right ito the front and bids fair to to become one of the leading lights Q of the University andere and andere andere ere long will have for r. r its motto We W e elead lead others follow ZETA GAM GAMMA J The famous newspaper man arid and traveler tray trav traveler trav eler Frank G. G Carpenter delivered deliver a an an exceedingly interesting and and- instructive lecture last Tuesday evening in th the the Salt S 'S Salt t Lake theater Mr Carpenter in his capacity bf cap capacity of cor correspondent or respondent cor respondent has b been nearly near en y all over the over the world and has gathered a a gre great f s store store-of ore of f information concerning the countries he has visited i He is an extremely odd looking small and thin and angular angul but angular but brim full fulland and running ov over over r. r with y happy y anecdote n and amusing incident i J JM M l I dom |