from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A mathematical function that can be used to generate the equations of motion of a dynamic system, equal for many such systems to the sum of the kinetic and potential energies of the system expressed in terms of the system's coordinates and momenta treated as independent variables.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Applied to various mathematical constructs developed or inspired by Hamilton, as in Hamiltonian path, Hamiltonian cycle.
- n. In quantum mechanics, the observable, denoted by H, that corresponds to the total energy of the system.
- n. A native or inhabitant of any city named Hamilton.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to James Hamilton (1769–1831), and especially to a system of teaching languages which he advocated, and which was based upon the two principles that language is to be presented to the scholar as a living organism, and that its laws are to be learned by observation and not by rules.
- Pertaining to Sir William Hamilton (1788–1856), an influential philosopher and logician of the Scottish school.
- Pertaining to Sir William Rowan Hamilton (1805–65), an Irish mathematician.
- Pertaining to or holding the political doctrines of Alexander Hamilton (1757–1804), an American statesman, who was one of the leaders of the Federalist party and the first Secretary of the Treasury.
- n. A follower of any one of the persons named above. See I.
After Sir William Rowan Hamilton (1805-1865), Irish mathematician.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
William Rowan Hamilton (1805-1865), Irish mathematician, + -ian. (Wiktionary)
Hamilton + -ian. (Wiktionary)