History of Science and Mathematics Stack Exchange is for those interested in the history and development of scientific and mathematical ideas. There are a lot of different topics that are covered here, but there are boundaries.
Some types of commonly-asked questions:
- What influenced a certain scientist or mathematician's work in a certain topic?
Please see the meta discussion on biographical details before asking questions like these. These questions should relate directly to the work of the scientist or mathematician in question.
- Who discovered or invented this formula or theory?
For more help, see "What types of questions should I avoid asking?"
Please look around to see if your question has been asked before. It’s also OK to ask and answer your own question.
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