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What we now call school training, the pursuit of fixed studies at stated hours under the constant guidance of a teacher, I could scarcely be said to have enjoyed.

 
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Simon Newcomb
Simon Newcomb
  • Born: March 12, 1835
  • Died: July 11, 1909
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Profession: Mathematician

Simon Newcomb was a Canadian–American astronomer, applied mathematician and autodidactic polymath, who was Professor of Mathematics in the U.S. Navy and at Johns Hopkins.