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James Joseph Sylvester

James Joseph Sylvester (1814 - 1897)

* 3 September 1814, † 15 March 1897

James Joseph Sylvester was born on 3 September 1814 in London, England. J J Sylvester did important work on matrix theory. He discovered the discriminant of a cubic equation and first used the name ‘discriminant’ for equations of higher order. James Joseph Sylvester died on 15 March 1897 in London, England.

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[6909] O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: “MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive”, http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/, 2014

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