Dumb Math Names

math names

As a complement to the Cool Math Names, here are some dumb math names.

  1. Doob-Meier Decomposition

    A really important theorem in stochastic calculus but one of its authors had a very unlucky surname.

  1. Dickey-Fuller Test

    A hypothesis test for whether a time series is stationary (has a constant mean and variance). Again, a very unlucky surname. This time, the second surname seems to just rub salt in the wound.

It's a good thing there aren't that many poor choices of surnames in maths.

This is all I could think of for now.

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