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Who discovered L'Hôpital's rule?

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Did Gödel consider himself primarily a philosopher who is interested in mathematics (instead of the other way round)?

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Who gets credit for the real numbers?

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Poincaré quote regarding instability

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Who first wrote down $S^6$'s standard almost complex structure? And who first proved that it is not integrable?

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Where does the material implication come from, if not from George Boole?

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How Einstein got the first idea for special relativity?

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Definitions of continuity pre-Dedekind

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What did Farcas Bolyai write to his son?

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Examples of when the professional scientists or mathematicians were wrong, but the nonprofessionals were right

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Did Rafael Bombelli write any commentary about his rules for arithmetic involving negative numbers?

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What are examples of serendipity in the history of the sciences and math?

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

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What did Lobachevsky do?

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Did Eudoxus really set out to present irrationals as Dedekind cuts?

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Origin of the latitude 36 of Eratosthenes

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What was Karl Weierstrass referring to?

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First use of litte $o_p$ (little $o$ in probability) notation?

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When William Herschel discovered Uranus, who else at the time had a comparable telescope?

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How was Hardy tricked into creating the Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium

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Was $1+2+3+\cdots=-\frac{1}{12}$ in Ramanujan's letter?

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Which paper/book did d'Alembert publish his essay on the theory of winds in?

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How did egyptian mathematical fractions evolve in antiquity?

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Inscriptions on a 16th century 3-dimensional permutahedron sundial?

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Information about a statement of Zermelo required

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Thomson's discovery of the electrical deflection of the cathode ray

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Hydrogen electrode and its electrode potential

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How did Newton & Raphson's versions of the N-R method differ?

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

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which country launched N-95 mask for the first time?