user avatar
user avatar
user avatar
user2554
  • Member for 7 years, 1 month
  • Last seen this week
9 votes
1 answer
368 views

How did Newton guess that the answer to the 3-dimensional "kissing problem" is 12?

8 votes
2 answers
1k views

How did Archimedes's water clock work?

8 votes
1 answer
773 views

Gauss's anticipation of quaternions and their relation to congruences

7 votes
2 answers
507 views

What are the modern connections of the Pentagramma Mirificum studied by Gauss?

7 votes
1 answer
265 views

What was the "libration of Pallas" that Gauss studied, when Pallas is not a moon of Jupiter?

7 votes
0 answers
93 views

Chronology of proofs of cubic and biquadratic reciprocity laws

7 votes
2 answers
603 views

Did Gauss know Jacobi's four squares theorem?

6 votes
1 answer
174 views

Did Gauss see the analogy between number-theoretic concepts and knots?

6 votes
2 answers
371 views

Did Newton find the trajectory of a body moving in uniform gravity under the quadratic resistance law (the ballistic problem)?

6 votes
2 answers
490 views

Did Gauss formulate, or at least know of, the full essence of the Gauss-Bonnet Theorem?

6 votes
1 answer
308 views

Were Gauss's 1846 remarks on the distinction between right and left related to orientability of surfaces?

6 votes
1 answer
696 views

Meaning of passages by Gauss on the "convergence of expansions (in infinite series) of the (elliptical) equation of the center"?

5 votes
1 answer
133 views

Meaning of a cryptic sentence by Gauss on "the mobility of figures in the hyperbolic plane"

5 votes
0 answers
176 views

What was Gauss's theoretical work related to his invention of the "Double-Gauss lens"?

5 votes
1 answer
1k views

What are Archimedes's contributions to the principle of the screw pump?

5 votes
2 answers
372 views

When did Gauss introduce "Gauss' planetary equations"?

5 votes
1 answer
238 views

Did Archimedes make use of a Pappus chain according to the Book of Lemmas?

5 votes
1 answer
227 views

What results did C. F. Gauss add to Euler’s dioptrics?

5 votes
1 answer
288 views

What was Gauss's method for solving the "trinomial equation"?

4 votes
1 answer
334 views

What was the optical problem discussed and solved by Gauss in his 1831 letter to Brandes?

4 votes
0 answers
257 views

Why is the "universal trigonometric substitution" called "Weierstrass's substitution"?

4 votes
2 answers
337 views

Question about Gauss's contributions to the theory of electric circuits

4 votes
0 answers
112 views

Explanation request for the terminology and notation employed by Gauss in his major 1843/6 treatise on Geodesy

4 votes
0 answers
116 views

Question about the significance of "Gauss-Legendre quadrature"

4 votes
2 answers
731 views

Did Gauss know the residues theorem in complex analysis in 1811?

4 votes
1 answer
139 views

What innovations did Leibniz introduce in his design of the fountain of the Herrenhausen Gardens?

4 votes
1 answer
166 views

Is there any significance to Newton's theorem on decaying orbits in book 2 of his Principia?

4 votes
1 answer
266 views

Did Leibniz sketch a design for a machine capable of solving a system of linear equations?

4 votes
2 answers
415 views

What mathematical techniques Gauss used in order to tessellate the unit disk?

4 votes
2 answers
374 views

Was Gauss aware of the non-euclidean implications of his work on moduler forms?