Monthly Archives: September 2005


I just read (from a text by K Hardy) that the Vandermonde determinant was named after Vandermonde by Henri Lebesgue, and was not ever recorded in Vandermonde’s work. The list of other Misnomers Pell’s equation: Nothing to do with Pell, … Continue reading

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The Math Life

I got a chance to watch the documentary The Math Life recently. Personally, I found it alright, but I wonder what would people who are not already into mathematics go away with after watching the video. A nice review by … Continue reading

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