A theorem relating to neutral series. From the Trans., Cambr. phil. society (Google eBook)

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Page 11 - I have come to a settled conclusion that great points belong to those who made great points of them. The history of mathematical discovery is vexed with, neverending disturbances arising out of claims of priority, which mean that this person threw the thing away before that person used it. In many cases it is by no means certain that this person ever saw in his own words or formulae what that person enables us to see. Giving due moral blame to any one...
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Page 11 - ... see. Giving due moral blame to any one who consciously suppresses a hint which he knows he has taken, I consider that an inventor who is the first user has a position from which a hundred previous inventors cannot dislodge him, nor do anything but enhance his merit as the inventor of the use, most often the more difficult invention of th...
Page 11 - Sterinus, and Des Cartes, without finding anything which offered a chance if the search were pursued. But if, which is possible, any anticipation of a case or two should be discovered or even the theorem itself, unapplied, I should not the less give it the name of Cavalieri. I have come to a settled conclusion that great points belong to those who made great points of them. The history of mathematical discovery is vexed with, neverending disturbances arising out of claims of priority, which mean...

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