1898 in science

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The year 1898 in science and technology involved some significant events, listed below.

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Mathematics[edit]

  • Ladislaus Bortkiewicz publishes a book about the Poisson distribution, The Law of Small Numbers,[8] first noting that events with low frequency in a large population follow a Poisson distribution even when the probabilities of the events vary.

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  1. ^ "Ten Thousandth Near-Earth Object Unearthed in Space". NASA JPL. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs), A Chronology of Milestones". Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Binder, A. B. (1974). "On the origin of the Moon by rotational fission". The Moon 11 (2): 53–76. Bibcode:1974Moon...11...53B. doi:10.1007/BF01877794. 
  4. ^ Ramsay, William; Travers, Morris W. (1898). "On the Companions of Argon". Proceedings of the Royal Society (London) 63 (1): 437–440. doi:10.1098/rspl.1898.0057. 
  5. ^ Emsley, John (2001). Nature's Building Blocks: an A–Z Guide to the Elements. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-850340-7. 
  6. ^ Humphrey, A. J.; O'Hagan, D. (2001). "Tropane alkaloid biosynthesis: a century old problem unresolved". Natural Product Reports 18 (5): 494–502. doi:10.1039/b001713m. PMID 11699882. 
  7. ^ Yelverton, David E. (2004). "The Belgian Antarctic Expedition 1897–1899". Quest for a Phantom Strait: the Saga of the Pioneer Antarctic Peninsula Expeditions 1897–1905. Burpham: Polar Publishing. ISBN 0-9548003-0-3. 
  8. ^ von Bortkiewicz, Ladislaus (1898). Das Gesetz der kleinen Zahlen. Leipzig, Germany: B.G. Teubner.  On page 1, Bortkiewicz presents the Poisson distribution. On pages 23-25, Bortkiewicz presents his famous analysis of "4. Beispiel: Die durch Schlag eines Pferdes im preussischen Heere Getöteten." (4. Example: Those killed in the Prussian army by a horse's kick.). On pages 17–20 Bortkiewicz presents his analysis of "1. Beispiel: Die Selbstmorde von Kindern in Preussen." (1. Example: Suicides of children in Prussia.). Bortkiewicz's book is reviewed in: L. v. Bortkewitsch (1898) "Das Gesetz der kleinen Zahlen," Monatshefte für Mathematik, vol. 9, pages 39-41.
  9. ^ Blair, John S.G. (2001). In Arduis Fidelis: Centenary History of the Royal Army Medical Corps (2nd ed.). [Burntisland]: iynx Publishing. ISBN 0-9540583-2-1. 
  10. ^ Hoare, C. A. (1938). "Early discoveries regarding the parasite of oriental sore". Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 32 (1): 67–92. doi:10.1016/S0035-9203(38)90097-5.