By William R. Hamilton

Hamilton published a short paper entitled

which appeared in the Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy, volume 17 (1837), pp. 235-236.On Differences and Differentials of Functions of Zero.

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In this paper, Hamilton generalizes a theorem of John Herschel, concerning the calculus of finite differences.

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