William Rowan Hamilton. Portrait of a Prodigy (1983)

Author: Sean O'Donnell

Book ID: 64742

Price: 50.00

William Rowan Hamilton. Portrait of a Prodigy. Dublin: Boole Press, 1983. Pp xvi, 224. A fine bright copy in pictorial dust jacket.

Biography of the Irish mathematician (1805-1865) best known as the inventor of quaternions. He made major contributions to optics, classical mechanics and abstract algebra and was Andrews Professor of Astronomy at Trinity College Dublin, and Royal Astronomer of Ireland at Dunsink Observatory.

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