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Mathematical Treasure: Houel on Quaternion Theory

Author(s): 
Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University)

Jules Hoüel (1823–1886) was a French mathematician whose major work was a four-volume study of complex variables, Théorie élémentaire des quantités complexes (1867, 1868, 1871 and 1874). Hoüel was also active in the introduction of foreign mathematical works into France, and in 1874 he published Eléments de la théorie des quaternions:

Title page of Eléments de la théorie des quaternions by Jules Hoüel, 1874

The opening pages of the text:

First page of Eléments de la théorie des quaternions by Jules Hoüel, 1874

Second page of Eléments de la théorie des quaternions by Jules Hoüel, 1874

The full work can be viewed courtesy of the University of Bordeaux, Library of Science and Technology, through BabordNum.

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Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: Houel on Quaternion Theory," Convergence (January 2020)

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