Sir William Rowan Hamilton

1805 - 1865

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William Rowan Hamilton was an Irish astronomer and mathematician who discovered the quaternions.
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List of References (32 books/articles)

Some Quotations (5)

A Poster of William Rowan Hamilton

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. J L Synge and Hamilton
  2. W R Hamilton's Elements of Quaternions

Honours awarded to William Rowan Hamilton
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Royal Society Royal Medal1835
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1835
Lunar featuresCrater Hamilton
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Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. NNDB
  3. Hamilton 2005 pages
  4. David R Wilkins
  1. Maynooth University Ireland (The Hamilton walk)
  2. European Mathematical Society (Hamilton's papers)
  3. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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