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Simon Stevin, “De Thiende: The Art of Tenth”, 1585.

    Simon Stevin, “De Thiende: The Art of Tenth”, 1585 was a nonfiction, mathematics book; and, “Disme” is the English title translation of 1608.   The idea of extending the decimal place-value system to include fractions is Simon Stevin’s topic of the writing.   A “decimal separator” is a symbol used to separate the … Continue reading Simon Stevin, “De Thiende: The Art of Tenth”, 1585.

Wilhelm Max Wundt, "Principles of Physiological Psychology", 1874.

Ivan Petrovich Pavlov, “The Works of the Digestive Glands”, 1897,  was the topic of an earlier blog post.  Here I present Wilhelm Max Wundt, “Principles of Physiological Psychology”, 1874 which influenced the work of Ivan Petrovich Pavlov.  Wilhelm Max Wundt is the “father of modern Psychology”; and, the first person to refer himself as a … Continue reading Wilhelm Max Wundt, "Principles of Physiological Psychology", 1874.

Ivan Petrovich Pavlov, “The Works of the Digestive Glands”, 1897.

Ivan Petrovich Pavlov, “The Works of the Digestive Glands”, 1897 was a “psychological physiology” of conditioning.  Psychology is a soft, science-fiction subject; and, Physiology is a hard, science-fiction subject.  Ivan Petrovich Pavlov’s, “The Works of the Digestive Glands “, 1897 is known to everyone today.  This allows “psychological conditioning” to be the plot storyline of … Continue reading Ivan Petrovich Pavlov, “The Works of the Digestive Glands”, 1897.