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."