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When and where was Legendre's Conjecture first published?

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Where can I find the complete papers of abstracts published by P. G. Tait in Proc. Roy. Soc. Edinburgh in 1880?

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Who proclaimed separation of science from philosophy?

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What are Philolaos' “even-odd” numbers?

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Number theory: a quote

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In which work was Boltzmann's entropy originally introduced?

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What was Richard Courant's saying about mathematical research apart from applications?

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What is the earliest use of the $\perp\!\!\!\!\perp$ symbol in statistics to denote statistical independence?

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Source of a Quote by M. Stone on Poincaré and Bourbaki

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Reference for "A manifold is a topological space which satisfies a long series of axioms."

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Fermat et l'équation de Pell

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Did Kronecker say that set theory is not mathematics?

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Looking for math history but keep finding the same old stuff

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Reference - Schwarz's Proof of Clairaut's Theorem

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