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When was the pseudo-vector first defined?

The history of nomenclature related to (multi)linear algebra, linear/affine geometry, and physics is complicated for many reasons, including work being overlooked and reinvented, often from a ...
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Whatever happened to quaternions?

Actually complex quaternions or "biquaternions", as Hamilton called them, are the same or isomorphic to Pauli matrices and are called Pauli Algebra or Pauli quaternions and are 8 dimensional....
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How does the science community decide which scientist to credit for a particular discovery?

Squabbles over honor are just as common among scientists as elsewhere in society. Memorable examples include: Leibniz-Newton; Manifold destiny. Plain facts are usually not sufficient to resolve ...
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Why Isaac Newton published his discoveries so much later than he discovered them?

The question virtually quotes some blanket statements about Newton's willingness (or not) to publish, and about when he made certain discoveries, etc. It is true that such statements certainly have ...
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I want to know the tricks to search for and find old academic journals for free

Depending on how far back in time you want to go, have a look at this page I put together a couple years ago: Navigating Historical Learned Societies This covers a couple 1600s-1700s royal societies ...
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I want to know the tricks to search for and find old academic journals for free

A famous pirate site with a long legal history is Library Genesis (on Wikipedia you can read about its ups and downs). A trick that someone (not me, of course) might have used is to retrieve the ...
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I want to know the tricks to search for and find old academic journals for free

When researching answer for this site, I frequently make use the online collection Gallica of the Bibliothèque nationale de France when I look for French publications in mathematics and the natural ...
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I want to know the tricks to search for and find old academic journals for free

For Google Books you will often want to use date-restricted searches (for some reason these don't work so well after the early 1900s, at least for me), but don't restrict to a single publication year ...
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I want to know the tricks to search for and find old academic journals for free

You may look at my web page: https://www.math.purdue.edu/~eremenko/ where I collected some resources, for mathematics. If you have an account in some university library, you can always use the ...
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