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[HM] L'Hopital, Pythagoras, Ptolemy and Hilbert
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Jul 19, 2000 9:37 PM




Re: [HM] L'Hopital, Pythagoras, Ptolemy and Hilbert
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Mar 25, 2000 1:47 PM


At 03:31 p.m. 16/03/00 0500, Andrew Bowering typed:   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. 
Mind the "Boyer's Law" in the history of mathematics:
"Mathematical formulas and theorems are usually not named after their original discoverers."
Best regards, Julio Gonzalez Cabillon



