tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5574479.post9070224265541251911..comments2021-07-28T17:09:57.476+01:00Comments on The IPKat: More on plagiarismTian Luhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03816063300098373527noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5574479.post-720785249992596872010-12-09T17:28:36.244+00:002010-12-09T17:28:36.244+00:00Jeremy,
You are correct that Lobachevsky was the ...Jeremy,<br /><br />You are correct that Lobachevsky was the first who duly presented his views to the world mathematical community.<br />However, Bolyai did have a proof before Lobachevsky, and DID submit that proof to Gauss (Bolyai's Father's best friend) before Lobachevsky had his version published. <br />BOTH Lobachevsky and Bolyai deserve credit for the invetion of hyperbolic geometry. <br />In fact, if anyone does not, it would be Gauss, who made no attempt to publish his version, which was supposedly found in his private diaries post-mortem (I don't mean this as a knock again the great gauss, just as a defence of the other two mathematicians).<br /><br />What I want to know is why hasn't hollywood made a movie about this yet?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5574479.post-37778565403813414852010-09-03T17:01:52.593+01:002010-09-03T17:01:52.593+01:00To Anonymous 4:37pm -- You're right, but "...To Anonymous 4:37pm -- You're right, but "Plagiarize" is easier to remember, less offensive to the memory of Nikolai Lobachevsky and more apposite to the subject matter. <br /><br />See this too: "Some mathematicians and historians have wrongfully claimed that Lobachevsky stole his concept of non-Euclidean geometry from Gauss, which is untrue - Gauss himself appreciated Lobachevsky's published works very highly, but they never had personal correspondence between them prior to the publication. In fact out of the three people that can be credited with discovery of hyperbolic geometry - Gauss, Lobachevsky and Bolyai, Lobachevsky rightfully deserves having his name attached to it, since Gauss never published his ideas and out of the latter two Lobachevsky was the first who duly presented his views to the world mathematical community". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolai_Lobachevsky<br /><br />That's why the Kats renamed the song.Jeremyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01123244020588707776noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5574479.post-57373322603058348282010-09-03T16:37:24.158+01:002010-09-03T16:37:24.158+01:00Of course, the title of Lehrer's masterpiece i...Of course, the title of Lehrer's masterpiece is "Lobachevsky", not "Plagiarize".Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com