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Thiele Thorvald Nicolai
2009-04-28 18:55:13

Thorvald Nicolai Thiele was born on December 24, 1838 and died on September 26, 1910. He was a famous mathematician, astronomer and statistician. He is best known for the interpolation and three body problem. He was the first to hypothesize Brownian motion which was derived from his study of cumulants. He founded the Hfnia Insurance Company and acted as their Mathematical Director. He also...

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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