Hamilton, Sir William Rowan , mathematician and astronomer, was born in Dublin, 9th August , His father was an attorney; his mother was related to Hutton, the mathematician. Intended for an Indian appointment, he was, when a mere child, sent to study with an uncle at Trim. At four he had made some progress in Hebrew, and in the two succeeding years he acquired the elements of Greek and Latin. In mathematics he was almost self-taught.
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Archibald Hamilton Rowan was born in the home of his lawyer grandfather, William Rowan KC , in London, and lived there with his mother and sister for much of his early life. When his grandfather died in , he inherited a large sum of money under the stipulations that he would change his name to the maternal surname Rowan, receive an Oxbridge education, and not visit Ireland before his 25th birthday. He was admitted to Westminster School and Queens' College, Cambridge in ,  but was expelled from the college and rusticated for an attempt to throw a tutor into the River Cam. He was sent for a period in to Warrington Academy , though he absented himself from the care of John Seddon of Warrington. Upon his return he obeyed his grandfather's wishes by staying out of Ireland and returning to Jesus College.
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By Melanie Bayley. As I embarked on my DPhil investigating Victorian literature, I wanted to know what inspired these later additions. The critical literature focused mainly on Freudian interpretations of the book as a wild descent into the dark world of the subconscious. The 19th century was a turbulent time for mathematics, with many new and controversial concepts, like imaginary numbers, becoming widely accepted in the mathematical community. Broadly speaking, it covered the geometry of circles, quadrilaterals, parallel lines and some basic trigonometry.
Helena Mary Pycior born  is an American historian known for her works in the history of mathematics , Marie Curie , and human-animal relations. She is a professor emerita of history at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. Pycior has a master's degree in mathematics and a Ph. Slack and Pnina G. Abir-Am, Rutgers University Press,