Do You Know Everything About William Rowan Hamilton?

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Sir William Rowan Hamilton MRIA was an Irish mathematician, regarded as a physicist but doesn't regard himself as a physicist, he has known himself as a pure mathematician. Hamilton was the fourth of nine children born to Sarah Hutton and Archibald Hamilton. Take this quiz to learn more about The Great Mathematician.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Sir William Rowan Hamilton gave birth to his last child when? 

    • A.

      1840

    • B.

      1842

    • C.

      1843

    • D.

      1845

    Correct Answer
    B. 1842
  • 2. 

    Hamilton got married to Helen Marie Bayly in what year? 

    • A.

      1830

    • B.

      1831

    • C.

      1832

    • D.

      1833

    Correct Answer
    D. 1833
    Explanation
    Hamilton got married to Helen Marie Bayly in 1833.

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  • 3. 

    Hamilton entered the school of mathematicians associated with Trinity College in Dublin at what age? 

    • A.

      15

    • B.

      18

    • C.

      20

    • D.

      22

    Correct Answer
    B. 18
    Explanation
    Hamilton entered the school of mathematicians associated with Trinity College in Dublin at the age of 18.

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  • 4. 

    Hamilton had already made very considerable progress in Hebrew in which of these age?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      7

    • C.

      13

    • D.

      15

    Correct Answer
    B. 7
    Explanation
    Hamilton had already made very considerable progress in Hebrew at the age of 7.

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  • 5. 

    Hamilton had been sent to live with his uncle James Hamilton when he was in what age? 

    • A.

      7

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      2

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    Hamilton had been sent to live with his uncle James Hamilton at the age of 3.

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  • 6. 

    What was Sir William Rowan Hamilton's father occupation? 

    • A.

      Army Officer

    • B.

      Author

    • C.

      Solicitor

    • D.

      Lawyer

    Correct Answer
    C. Solicitor
    Explanation
    Sir William Rowan Hamilton's father's occupation was a solicitor. A solicitor is a legal professional who provides legal advice, prepares legal documents, and represents clients in court. This occupation is different from a lawyer, who is generally involved in the practice of law in a broader sense. Hamilton's father being a solicitor suggests that he had experience and knowledge in legal matters, which may have influenced Hamilton's own interest and achievements in mathematics and physics rather than pursuing a legal career.

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  • 7. 

    How many children did Sir William Rowan Hamilton left before his death? 

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    Sir William Rowan Hamilton left behind three children before his death.

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  • 8. 

    What was SirWilliam Rowan Hamilton nationality? 

    • A.

      British 

    • B.

      Irish 

    • C.

      American

    • D.

      Scottish

    Correct Answer
    B. Irish 
    Explanation
    Sir William Rowan Hamilton was Irish.

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  • 9. 

    Sir William Rowan Hamilton was born when? 

    • A.

      1800

    • B.

      1802

    • C.

      1805

    • D.

      1808

    Correct Answer
    C. 1805
    Explanation
    Sir William Rowan Hamilton was born in 1805.

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  • 10. 

    William Rowan Hamilton didn't make contribution to one mathematics topics, which is? 

    • A.

      Logic

    • B.

      Optics 

    • C.

      Algebra

    • D.

      Classical Mechanics

    Correct Answer
    A. Logic
    Explanation
    William Rowan Hamilton made significant contributions to various fields of mathematics, including algebra and optics. However, he did not make any notable contributions to the field of logic. Logic is a branch of philosophy that deals with reasoning and argumentation, and Hamilton's work primarily focused on other areas of mathematics such as quaternions and mathematical physics. Therefore, it can be concluded that Logic is the mathematics topic in which Hamilton did not make a contribution.

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