William Rowan Hamilton

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Sir William Rowan Hamilton
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Sir William Rowan Hamilton (1805–1865)
Born 4 August 1805(1805-08-04)
Dublin, Ireland
Died 2 September 1865(1865-09-02) (aged 60)
Dublin, Ireland
Naitionality Erse
Alma mater Trinity College, Dublin
Kent for Hamilton'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
Childer William Edwin Hamilton, Archibald Henry Hamilton, Helen Eliza Amelia O'Regan Hamilton
Awairds Ryal Medal (1835)
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics, astronomy, pheesics
Institutions Trinity College, Dublin
Academic advisors John Brinkley
Influences Zerah Colburn
John T. Graves
Influenced Peter 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.