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Was Kolmogorov enraged after learning about the Karatsuba multiplication algorithm?

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How did von Neumann come up with his merge sort algorithm?

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Who discovered pigeonhole principle in mathematics?

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When was the first recorded occurence of irrational and imaginary number usage in number theory?

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When did the concept of probability density explicitly appear in mathematics?

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Does the word "God" appear regularly in the works of Joseph Lagrange?

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What was Gauss' opinion of Lagrange,Laplace and Euler?

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How did Yao come up with his minimum spanning tree algorithm?

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Is there any relation between strabismus and mathematical or scientific ability?

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Does Blum's speedup theorem have any conceptual predecessors?

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Did C.S Peirce make any noteworthy contributions to physics or chemistry?

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Who is considered the greatest mathematician between the years 400 AD and 1300 AD? [closed]

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After the invention of Boolean algebra, why did it take so long for the existential and universal quantifiers to become formalized into symbols?

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When did the concept of palindromic sequences first appear in mathematics?

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Are there any mathematicians who expressed non-obvious sets of rules on how to do research?

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Is there any book or site where John von Neumann's collected philosophical writings are presented?

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How did Charles Sanders Peirce react to his stigmatization?

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Did Leibniz ever express any opinion about Aristotle, Plato or Archimedes?

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Was Charles Sanders Peirce aware of Charles Babbage's difference engine?

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Was Lagrange aware of Hamiltonian mechanics?

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What are the Peirce's axioms of arithmetic and how do they relate to the Peano axioms?

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Is C.S Peirce really an independent co-discoverer of the first-order logic?

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How did Peano come up with his space filling curve?

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Where can one find the source of Fourier's recollections of his professors?

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Was there a continuation to the Seven Bridges of Königsberg problem between Euler and Hamilton?

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When did the study of the rate of convergence of algorithms begin?

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Was Giuseppe Peano one of the greatest mathematicians of his era? [closed]

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Did Kolmogorov complexity influence the development of communication complexity?

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Was C.S Peirce in his abductive reasoning influenced by the generalization from special cases that is used by mathematicians?

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How did Ruffini manage to extend the methods of Lagrange in order to "prove" the insolvability of the general quintic equation?