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How far did the Great Terror reach into Soviet mathematics?

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What were the earliest “unpleasant” consequences of the Axiom of Choice (and its negation) to be deduced?

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Who first identified the group structure of an elliptic curve?

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How was Newton's classification of cubic curves completed?

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Apéry’s mysterious recurrence relation

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When did mathematicians first use the contrapositive form to prove a conditional statement?

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The relationship between solvability of ruler and compass problems and solvability of algebraic equations by radicals

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What is the correct statement of Cauchy’s erroneous theorem on continuity?

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When did linear algebra become the study of vector spaces?

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What is the history of adding the Clock Hypothesis to Special Relativity?

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Who first treated sets of objects as mathematical objects in their own right?

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Were ratios of incommensurable magnitudes interpreted as irrational numbers prior to Fibonacci?

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When was the inverse relationship between tangents and quadrature/area first identified?

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What are the origins of the study of symmetry as a subject in itself?

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Did F. P. Ramsey complete a graduate degree?

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Did Bolzano conclude that $| \mathbb R | \ne | \mathbb N|$?

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When did the mediant ("freshman sum") of two fractions first appear in mathematics?

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Examples of mathematicians who applied to patent their work

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Was Fred Hoyle’s career due, in part, to the popularity of the static universe in 1950s?

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Whereabouts of oldest extant source for Apollonius’ *Conics*, Books I - IV

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Writing functions on the right

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In the scholastic challenges of renaissance Italy, what restrictions were considered appropriate regarding the incumbent's choice of subject?

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History of the quadrature of curvelinear figures prior to the middle ages

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What is meant by higher order infinitesimals in the works of Galileo and Cavalieri

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Superscripts and constants in Diophantus’ Arithmetica

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What were the inconsistent classes identified by Ernst Schröder?

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What are some notable contributions of mathematical logic to mathematics (outside of mathematical logic)?

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The physical significance of $\sqrt{-1}$ prior to Einstein