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Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945. Russia's gift to the world - Image 32. 1915. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 20, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1430/show/1407.

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Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945. (1915). Russia's gift to the world - Image 32. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1430/show/1407

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Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945, Russia's gift to the world - Image 32, 1915, Socialist and Communist Pamphlets, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed November 20, 2019, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1430/show/1407.

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Title Russia's gift to the world
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945
Publisher Hodder and Stoughton
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York
  • London
Date 1915
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Russia
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Extent 48 pages; 22 cm.
Original Item Location DK32.7.M3 1915
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304497~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Transcript M 30 Russia's Gift to the World is especially fortunate in the production of great men of science. It is impossible to give, in a few pages and in popular language, any adequate idea of the contributions of Russia to the advancement of science. But an attempt may be made to indicate something of what she has done in various fields, and to single out some of those names which have become as familiar to scientific men in this country as they are in their native land. i MATHEMATICS In Mathematics, " the mother of the sciences," Russian mathematicians have produced remarkable work, particularly in fields of mathematical research which involve subjects of general philosophic interest. The two names which stand highest are those of Lobachevsky and Minkovsky. These two investigators illustrate the type of bold originality which marks the Russian intellect. The former was the discoverer of the new non-Euclidean geometry which has revolutionised the science. When the Greeks made geometry into an exact science they founded it on certain axioms on which the whole of the reasoning rests. It was believed for centuries that no alternative set of axioms as to space was possible, and that accordingly in these we possessed an example of a priori knowledge about the external world. Lobachevsky showed that there was an alternative set of axioms inconsistent with those of Euclid, and that a possible system of geometrical truths results from {hem ; and further, that experience only can decide which set is true for the physical universe. His work was the beginning of a revolution, not only in geometry, but in the philosophy of space. Minkovsky is almost of equal importance in a later stage of the same revolution. The most recent speculations concerning matter and physical pheno-