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Re: [HM] L'Hopital, Pythagoras, Ptolemy and Hilbert
Posted:
Mar 19, 2000 2:48 PM


On Sat, 18 Mar 2000, James A. Landau quoted and wrote:
>> I need some examples of results which are not named after the people who >> derived them  ie [sic]  L'Hopital's rule, found by his tutor Johann >> Bernoulli.
This raises an interesting point. Since de l'Hopital actually paid Bernoulli for the right to publish some of the latter's results as his, shouldn't we respect their agreement by continuing to use his name?
> SomeoneI cannot recall whom or whendeduced that the universe was > finite. If it were infinte (and stars were distributed randomly) then any > line of sight will reach a star and the night sky will not be dark
This is the socalled "Olbers paradox".
John Conway



