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The Arnold Principle

  • The Arnold Principle: If a notion bears a personal name, then this name is not the name of the discoverer.
  • The Berry Principle: The Arnold Principle is applicable to itself.

Source: “On teaching mathematics” by V.I. Arnold – http://pauli.uni-muenster.de/~munsteg/arnold.html – an extended text of the address at the discussion on teaching of mathematics in Palais de Découverte in Paris on 7 March 1997.


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