User dave - MathOverflow most recent 30 from http://mathoverflow.net 2013-05-19T15:37:38Z http://mathoverflow.net/feeds/user/173 http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/rdf http://mathoverflow.net/questions/24132/what-are-examples-of-mathematical-concepts-named-after-the-wrong-people-stigler/24172#24172 Answer by Dave for What are examples of mathematical concepts named after the wrong people? (Stigler's law) Dave 2010-05-10T22:19:40Z 2010-05-10T22:19:40Z <p>Q: Who proved the Cayley-Hamilton Theorem?</p> <p>A: Frobenius!</p> <p>We now have the interesting question: Is this a maximal example of Stigler's law? That is, can we find distinct persons A, B, and C who are given credit for a result proven by D? Or A and B who are given credit for a result proven by C and D?</p> http://mathoverflow.net/questions/24132/what-are-examples-of-mathematical-concepts-named-after-the-wrong-people-stigler/24172#24172 Comment by Dave Dave 2011-04-16T20:46:06Z 2011-04-16T20:46:06Z I was told this by an older algebra professor of mine. Here's a reference (although I'm not sure how authoritative mathpages really is, especially because it doesn't cite sources itself): mathpages.com/home/kmath640/kmath640.htm