List of things named after James Joseph Sylvester

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The mathematician J. J. Sylvester was known for his ability to coin new names and new notation for mathematical objects,[1] not based on his own name. Nevertheless, many objects and results in mathematics have come to be named after him:[2]

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  1. ^ Franklin, Fabian (1897), "James Joseph Sylvester", Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, 3 (9): 299–309, doi:10.1090/S0002-9904-1897-00424-4, MR 1557527 .
  2. ^ MathSciNet lists over 500 mathematics articles with "Sylvester" in their titles, most of which concern mathematical subjects named after Sylvester.
  3. ^ Borwein, P.; Moser, W. O. J. (1990), "A survey of Sylvester's problem and its generalizations", Aequationes Mathematicae, 40 (1): 111–135, doi:10.1007/BF02112289 .
  4. ^ Murty, U. S. R. (1969), "Sylvester matroids", Recent Progress in Combinatorics (Proc. Third Waterloo Conf. on Combinatorics, 1968), New York: Academic Press, pp. 283–286, MR 0255432 .
  5. ^ Erwin H. Bareiss (1968), Sylvester's Identity and Multistep Integer- Preserving Gaussian Elimination. Mathematics of Computation, Vol. 22, No. 103, pp. 565–578
  6. ^ Berlekamp, Elwyn R.; Conway, John H.; Guy, Richard K. (1982), "Sylver Coinage", Winning Ways for your Mathematical Plays, Vol. 2: Games in Particular, London: Academic Press Inc. [Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publishers], pp. 576, 606, MR 0654502 .
  7. ^ Cantor, Geoffrey (2004), "Creating the Royal Society's Sylvester Medal", British Journal for the History of Science, 37 (1(132)): 75–92, doi:10.1017/S0007087403005132, MR 2128208