Right-handed Vines and Left-handed Hops

8 thoughts
last posted Aug. 17, 2016, 1:21 a.m.

3 earlier thoughts


In a letter about the mathematical Society ruling, Maxwell says to Tait:

Finally, I thank you and praise you from the system of the hop to that of the vine. I have perverted the whole of electromagnetics to suit.

It's basically the equivalent of saying "I've asked about the coding conventions and have updated my code to confirm" :-)

But what is this system of the hop versus system of the vine?

4 later thoughts