Quaternions are amazing, they made modern vector mathematics. But how were they created and how do they work? In order to explain all that I am providing both a fun biography of Hamilton AND a biography of quaternions and the couplets that led to them.
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“A Victorian Marriage”
Full song of “William Rowan Hamilton”: https://youtu.be/SZXHoWwBcDc
Cover art uses (with permission) the amazing sand sculpture by Daniel Doyle.
I highly recommend glancing at his blog about it, just beautiful!
0:00 Why I made this video
2:08 Hamilton’s Career (History)
6:46 Couple/Couplet Theory (Math)
10:28 Hamilton’s Personal Life (History)
15:34 Quaternions (Math)
31:55 Hamilton’s Legacy (History)
39:20 What’s Next