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Why is the radical symbol $\sqrt{}$ called "radical"?

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Where did John Wallis get the idea for $\infty$?

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When were vectors invented?

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Why did Cantor (and others) use $\mathfrak{c}$ for the continuum?

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Is it true that Leibniz introduced "constant," "variable," and "function"?

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How certain is it that Lucas invented the Towers of Hanoi puzzle?

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History of greater-than symbol used in reverse?

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When were mathematical conjectures first formulated and communicated?

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Counterclockwise vs. clockwise

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The Greeks did not discover "a single scientific law"

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Equations in right-to-left languages

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When was 4D space "conceived of"?