William Rowan Hamilton

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Sir William Rowan Hamilton
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Sir William Rowan Hamilton (1805–1865)
Born4 August 1805(1805-08-04)
Dublin, Ireland
Died2 September 1865(1865-09-02) (aged 60)
Dublin, Ireland
NaitionalityErse
Alma materTrinity College, Dublin
Kent forHamilton's principle
Hamiltonian mechanics
Hamiltonians
Hamilton–Jacobi equation
Quaternions
Biquaternions
Hamiltonian path
Icosian calculus
Nabla seembol
Versor
Makkin the wird 'tensor'
Makkin the word 'scalar'
cis notation
Hamiltonian vector field
Icosian gemme
Universal algebra
Hodograph
Hamiltonian group
Cayley–Hamilton theorem
Hauf-marrae(s)Helen Maria Bayly
ChilderWilliam Edwin Hamilton, Archibald Henry Hamilton, Helen Eliza Amelia O'Regan Hamilton
AwairdsRyal Medal (1835)
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics, astronomy, pheesics
InstitutionsTrinity College, Dublin
Academic advisorsJohn Brinkley
InfluencesZerah Colburn
John T. Graves
InfluencedPeter Guthrie Tait

Sir William Rowan Hamilton MRIA (4 August 1805 – 2 September 1865) wis an Erse mathematician. He made important contreibutions tae optics, clessical mechanics an algebra.