What’s in a name? When Niccolo Tartaglia found a formula to solve certain types of cubic equations, he did not publish his findings. However, Tartaglia wrote a 25 line poem explaining the formula and shared it with another mathematician, Girolama Cardano, who went ahead and published it himself.

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What’s in a name? When Niccolo Tartaglia found a formula to solve certain types of cubic equations, he did not publish his findings. However, Tartaglia wrote a 25 line poem explaining the formula and shared it with another mathematician, Girolama Cardano, who went ahead and published it himself.

What’s in a name? When Niccolo Tartaglia found a formula to solve certain types of cubic equations, he did not publish his findings. However, Tartaglia wrote a 25 line poem explaining the formula and shared it with another mathematician, Girolama Cardano, who went ahead and published it himself. – Reddit

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In the r/TIL thread the first comment explains how Cardano improved upon Tartaglia’s formula. So the title sounds harsher than it should be after context

In the r/TIL thread the first comment explains how Cardano improved upon Tartaglia’s formula. So the title sounds harsher than it should be after context

Duplicated post.