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What scientists and mathematicians were afraid to publish their findings?

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Did Newton know about non-inertial frames?

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Did Newton say: "If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent"?

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Who are the youngest mathematicians that published an original research article in a peer-reviewed journal?

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Origin of exact and closed differential expressions

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Was "potency set" used for power set?

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Dirac’s debt to Hamilton

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Did Einstein really explain Relativity using the hot stove/pretty girl analogy and if so why?

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How did the concept of pH originate and develop?

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How did the earliest measurements of lasers bounced off of Apollo 11 retroreflectors deal with the light from the Moon and pick out single photons?

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Who postulated the first Lagrangian for electrodynamics?

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What laser technology/ies were first used to bounce off of the Apollo 11 retroreflectors to accurately measure distance to the Moon?

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How did Hindu-Arabic Numerals get their shapes?

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Euclid's use of antenaresis and Heath's commentary

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How did someone discover LCM?

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Book on the evolution of Quantum Theory

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Is there existing footage of Stanislaw Mazur giving Per Enflo a live goose for solving the approximation problem?

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Whence Whitehead's essence?

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What is Cardano trying to say in this passage of his Ars Magna Arithmeticæ?

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How did Schrödinger do quantum mechanics with wave functions?

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Did Emmy Noether know quaternion? [closed]

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In JJ Thomson's cathode ray experiment I need values for the electric field and magnetic field when net force on the cathode beam = 0

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What was the last "hole" in the electromagnetic spectrum where amplified, tunable, narrow-band power couldn't be produced artificially?

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Need a reference for Euler's velocity initial condition for the wave equation

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Reference request: What were the problems of accepting zero, negative numbers, and complex numbers? And how were they solved? [duplicate]

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The Langevin twins

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Why is Power in an electric circuit equal to VI? [closed]

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First recorded use of oxymel to treat wounds

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Asymptotically similar functions with opposite parity, were they considered, are they useful? Quasi-parabolas [closed]


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