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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?

I am not sure about Q1., but Q2. is answered in Biggs, Norman L.; Lloyd, E. Keith; Wilson, Robin J. Graph theory 1736–1936. Oxford University Press (1976). Reprinted, with corrections (1977). Zbl 0335....
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Why is the letter $b$ used to represent the y-intercept in the equation of straight line?

The first known use of $b$ to represent the y-intercept in the equation of straight line is in Gaspard Monge's "Mémoire sur la Théorie des Déblais et des Remblais", Histoire de l'Académie ...
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Discussions of why the Greeks "squared the..." geometrically

My article "Operationalism: An Interpretation of the Philosophy of Ancient Greek Geometry" https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10699-021-09791-4 discusses possible motivations for the ...
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Discussions of why the Greeks "squared the..." geometrically

Basically, Euclidean geometry was considered the purest math since it carried fewer flaws than the proposed number theory at the time since numbers used "natural numbers" (i.e., integers), ...
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