# Definition:Singular Solution to Differential Equation/Historical Note

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## Historical Note on Singular Solution to Differential Equation

**Singular solutions** were noted by Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz in $1694$, and also by Brook Taylor in $1715$.

However, they are generally associated with Alexis Claude Clairaut, who reported on them in $1734$.

## Sources

- 1952: H.T.H. Piaggio:
*An Elementary Treatise on Differential Equations and their Applications*(revised ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Historical Introduction