Hamilton, William Edwin
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Works:  1 works in 3 publications in 1 language and 15 library holdings 

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Classifications:  QA257, 512.5 
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William Edwin Hamilton
Elements of quaternions by
William Rowan Hamilton(
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3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir William Rowan Hamilton (180565) was a distinguished Irish mathematician who worked in the fields of classical mechanics, optics and algebra, as well as in physics and astronomy. Hamilton was the discoverer of quaternions, which are defined as a noncommutative number system which extends the complex numbers. He first described them in 1843, and devoted much of his subsequent life to studying and lecturing on the concept. This book was published posthumously in 1866, with the final editing by his son. Until they were replaced, from the mid1880s, by vector analysis, quaternions were taught as a major topic in advanced mathematics at most universities, and their utility in describing spatial relations has led to a revival of interest in them since the late twentieth century
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir William Rowan Hamilton (180565) was a distinguished Irish mathematician who worked in the fields of classical mechanics, optics and algebra, as well as in physics and astronomy. Hamilton was the discoverer of quaternions, which are defined as a noncommutative number system which extends the complex numbers. He first described them in 1843, and devoted much of his subsequent life to studying and lecturing on the concept. This book was published posthumously in 1866, with the final editing by his son. Until they were replaced, from the mid1880s, by vector analysis, quaternions were taught as a major topic in advanced mathematics at most universities, and their utility in describing spatial relations has led to a revival of interest in them since the late twentieth century
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