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The Mathematical Papers of Sir William Rowan Hamilton

The Mathematical Papers of Sir William Rowan Hamilton

Volume 4. Geometry, Analysis, Astronomy, Probability and Finite Differences, Miscellaneous

$226.00 (C)

  • Date Published: February 2001
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from December 2022
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521592161

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  • This fourth and final volume of The Collected Papers of Sir William Rowan Hamilton (1805-1865) contains three previously unpublished and important manuscripts, namely, System of Rays and two lengthy letters to de Morgan on definite integrals and Hart on anharmonic coordinates. In addition, the volume contains reprinted papers on geometry, analysis, astronomy, probability, and finite differences, as well as a collection of papers on other topics. A cumulative index for all three volumes is provided, as well as a CD-ROM with all four volumes of the Collected Papers.

    • Contains previously unpublished material
    • All four volumes (others have been unavailable for many years) contained on accompanying CD
    • Contains all the published papers of Hamilton, Ireland's greatest scientist and mathematician
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "The academy is to be congratulated on having completed the publication of its most famous member's mathematical works... Probably of greatest interest to potential purchasers of this volume is a CD inside the back cover that includes all four volumes... This is probably one of the last efforts to publish the collected works of an important mathematician in a beautiful hardcover edition. It is a fitting tribute to an extraordinary man and a great mathematician." Thomas L. Hankins, Isis

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2001
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521592161
    • length: 852 pages
    • dimensions: 237 x 320 x 46 mm
    • weight: 3.13kg
    • contains: 44 b/w illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from December 2022
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. System of Rays, Part III
    Part III
    Part II. Letter to De Morgan, 15 February 1858, and 15 July 1858
    Part III. Letter to Dr. Hart 1860
    Part IV. Geometry
    Part V. Analysis
    Part VI. Astronomy
    Part VII. Probability and Finite Differences
    Part VIII. Miscellaneous.

  • Author

    William Rowan Hamilton


    B. K. P. Scaife, Trinity College, Dublin

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