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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


  • Date Published: December 2000
  • availability: In stock
  • 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fourth and final volume of The Collected Papers of Sir William Rowan Hamilton (1805–1865) contains three previously unpublished and important manuscripts, namely Systems of Rays and two lengthy letters to de Morgan (on definite integrals) and Hart (on anharmonic coordinates).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 various topics. A cumulative index for all four volumes is provided, as well as a CD containing 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    • Contains previously unpublished material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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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521592161
    • length: 852 pages
    • dimensions: 237 x 320 x 46 mm
    • weight: 3.13kg
    • contains: 44 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • 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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