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Papers of the masters translated to English in one location

Most of the famous 19th century mathematicians have their collected works published and some of them have been digitized. But they are all in the original language. Translations into English are rare. ...
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True origin of the term "Spline"

The Oxford English Dictionary doesn't necessarily give the earliest uses of a word. But spline with the meaning "A long, narrow, and relatively thin piece or strip of wood, metal, etc.; a slat.&...
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Has incorrect notation ever led to a mistaken proof?

In module theory, there is a choice of which side the scalars acts on. Then, there is also the choice of which side the endomorphisms of the module act on. Let $M$ be a right module, with scalars ...
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Papers of the masters translated to English in one location

There are sourcebooks which collect translations of (excerpts from) multiple mathematicians: D.E. Smith, ed., A Sourcebook in Mathematics (Dover, 1959). D.J. Struik, ed., A Sourcebook in Mathematics,...
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Papers of the masters translated to English in one location

As the many answers already make clear, there is not one dedicated source that collects or archives the work of all the masters. Of course, from your question you get a vague understanding what you ...
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Papers of the masters translated to English in one location

Riemann's collected works (much shorter than most great mathematicians, because of his early death) are published in German https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/bernard-riemanns-gesammelte-...
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Papers of the masters translated to English in one location

Quite a few of Euler's papers are available in translation here: https://arxiv.org/search/?query=euler_l&searchtype=author&source=header In the original, along with many translations, they are ...
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Has the mathematical content of Grothendieck's "Récoltes et Semailles" been used?

Yes, R&S proved to be influential in at least one sense, the mathematical work of Z. Mebkhout (part four is dedicated to him indeed: "À Zoghman Mebkhout l’ouvrier solitaire en témoignage de ...
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Papers of the masters translated to English in one location

David Delphenich's site http://www.neo-classical-physics.info/index.html provides "over 20 books and 450 articles on topics in classical mathematics and physics translated from French, German, ...
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Papers of the masters translated to English in one location

More and more old journals are available online. There are also excellent machine translators, such as DeepL. The problem, of course, is that the old journals have been scanned, so the text is not ...
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In "splendid isolation"

I was once told that robotic engineers rediscovered and studied articulated systems, a feat already accomplished by Italian geometers 100 years earlier if I am not mistaken. Perhaps somebody can ...
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In "splendid isolation"

Berry's Phase: Berry's geometric phase in quantum phenomena, described in his survey article "The Quantum phase five years after", one instantiation of which is the striking Aharonov–Bohm ...
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Has incorrect notation ever led to a mistaken proof?

I'm not entirely sure what the difference between wrong notation and wrong "underlying mathematics" is, so I'm going to present a few different examples, and hopefully this clarifies the ...

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