
 Learn more about William Rowan Hamilton in the online encyclopedia. (Site not responding. Last check: 20071101) 
  Hamilton was the son of Archibald Hamilton, a solicitor. 
  Hamilton detected an important defect in one of Laplace’s demonstrations, he was induced by a friend to write out his remarks, that they might be shown to Dr John Brinkley, afterwards bishop of Cloyne, but who was then the first royal astronomer for Ireland, and a accomplished mathematician. 
  Hamilton's extraordinary investigations connected with the solution of algebraic equations of the fifth degree, and his examination of the results arrived at by N. Abel, G. Jerrard, and others in their researches on this subject, form another contribution to science. 
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