Mathematicians Of The Day
On this day in 1833, William Hamilton read a paper to the Royal Irish Academy expressing complex numbers as algebraic couples, or ordered pairs of real numbers.
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- 1744: Johann(III) Bernoulli Ⓟ
- 1765: Pierre-Simon Girard Ⓟ
- 1908: Viktor Vladimirovich Vagner Ⓟ
- 1921: Andrew Gleason Ⓟ
- 1652: Jan-Karel della Faille Ⓟ
- 1698: Erasmus Bartholin Ⓟ
- 1954: Archibald Richardson Ⓟ
- 1958: Gilbert Walker Ⓟ
- 1986: Kurt Hirsch Ⓟ
- 2000: Ian Sneddon Ⓟ
Quotation of the day
From Viktor Vladimirovich Vagner
For contemporary differential geometry the concept of group is quite insufficient for the examination, from an algebraic point of view, of the basic concepts of the corresponding geometrical theories. Moreover, algebraic problems arising in investigations concerning the foundations of contemporary differential geometry require the study of special algebraic systems which at present are not very seriously discussed.