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What does it mean by "d-ism of Leibniz" and "dotage of Newton" in simple English?

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Who coined the term "signal-to-noise ratio" and when did statisticians start using the term "noise" to describe randomness?

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What type of abrasive grit was used to grind lenses for telescopes?

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What is the origin of the rubber sheet analogy?

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What was the full name of I. Bernard Cohen?

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How did Stern or Gerlach, of Stern-Gerlach experiment, create individual silver atoms? How were they accelerated?

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What does "organic" mean in old texts when describing plane curves and their construction?

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Aziz of Complex Analysis

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How did Meyer know atomic volumes to plot them just before Mendeleev's periodic table?

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What was Richard Courant's saying about mathematical research apart from applications?

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What rule or rules did Madelung discover, exactly?

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Who first documented the smell of hydrogen sulfide to be "the smell of rotten eggs"?

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What is the origin of the $\hbar$ symbol?

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Why does Riazuddin not have a last name?

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Is there an etymological dictionary of terms in physics?

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Why are there so many German terms in the field of radiative transfer?

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Who changed $i$ to $j$ in electronics?

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When did stoichiometry begin to be taught in U.S. high schools?

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What is the origin of Arabic numerals

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Were oxocarbons other than carbon monoxide/dioxide always classified as organic compounds?

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How did the concept of pH originate and develop?

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Looking for reference for quote

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Etymology of 'sine'. The Arabic 'jayb' and 'jiba' derive from the Sanskrit 'jivā' ... but why not from the more common Sanskrit 'jyā'?

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Where did the names positive and negative for the early voltaic piles come from?

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Why did al-Khwarizmi use al jebr, ‘the reuniting of broken parts’ to signify algebra?

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Early uses of the word "operator" in mathematics

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Folk stories and notions in mathematics that are likely false, inaccurate, apocryphal, or poorly founded?

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What is the origin (and perhaps original) of this quote by André Weil

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Kite experiment

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When and how did usage of the term Centigrade give way to Celsius? Are/were they in fact numerically identical?