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  • Just how many 0s and 5s to expect hinges on a law rediscovered by General Electric physicist Frank Benford in 1938, after mathematician Simon Newcomb had noted the same principle in 1881.

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  • She jabbed at the old hardcover book he held—Elements of Astronomy by Simon Newcomb.

    The Atlantis Prophecy

  • Professor Simon Newcomb was expounding this to the New York Mathematical Society only a month or so ago.

    The Time Machine, by H. G. Wells

  • When Simon Newcomb, the astronomer turned proselytizing economist, published those words in 1885, he scandalized some readers who thought he was taking economics beyond its proper sphere.

    Economic Principals

  • Professor Simon Newcomb was expounding this to the New York Mathematical Society only a month or so ago.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • I am not qualified to pronounce upon his scholarly attainments nor upon the estimate in which he is held by the learned world of to-day, but it may be assumed that the eulogistic words of the late Professor Simon Newcomb, himself a scientific giant, represent the truth.

    As I Remember Recollections of American Society during the Nineteenth Century

  • Simon Newcomb was one of the best known of America's great men.

    A Librarian's Open Shelf

  • Professor Simon Newcomb, one of the most brilliant minds our country has produced, says: "It is perfectly reasonable to suppose that beings, not only animated but endowed with reason, inhabit countless worlds in space."

    Marvels of Modern Science

  • It is true that all scientific research has depended and will depend upon individuals; Simon Newcomb expresses the matter thus:

    Popular Science Monthly Oct, Nov, Dec, 1915 — Volume 86

  • Few men in Washington cared to overstep the school-conventions, and the most distinguished of them, Simon Newcomb, was too sound a mathematician to treat such a scheme seriously.

    Indian Summer (1898–1899)


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