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[HM] L'Hopital, Pythagoras, Ptolemy and Hilbert
Posted:
Mar 16, 2000 3:31 PM


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I am in my final year of a degree course in Mathematics and in need of big help. I have noticed the wealth of knowledge out there amongst you but now I need to tap into this knowledge. Firstly I need some examples of results which are not named after the people who derived them  ie  L'Hopital's rule, found by his tutor Johann Bernoulli.
Secondly, just a general question. Is there a difference between pythagorean theorem and pythagoras' theorem? I believe there is but a lot sources have this muddled up.
Where on earth (!) can I find information about how man's conception of the size of universe has changed throughout history?
Finally and most importantly I need to know what progress has been made to solving the Riemann hypothesis since it was first stated, way back in antiquity. Also, apart from the fact that it is still not solved, what would you consider to be significant about the problem?
I thank you all massively for any help you can give me.
Regards
Andrew



