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Why are quaternions more popular than tessarines despite being non-commutative?

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What was the reason for the immense progress of mathematics in 18th century?

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Why were the matrix multiplication rules chosen this way?

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Are there any functions which were proposed as elementary by mathematicians but not considered elementary now?

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Was the idea that the result of division of positive number by negative number should be negative ever been controversial?

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Did anyone ever propose a hypercomplex numbers system with more than one anisotropic axis?

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Did anyone ever propose the distinction between "divergent to infinity" as opposed to "divergent but with finite average"?

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Did anyone ever propose an analytic definition of zero divisors, including nilpotents, as opposed to algebraic definition?

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Were 3-dimensional split-complex numbers ever described in literature?

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Historically, was logarithmic function ever used to determine anything other than direction and scale of a vector?

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Did anyone ever try to determine or propose the algebraic role of Euler-Mascheroni constant?