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Niels-Henrik Abel
Tableau de sa vie et de son action scientifique

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  • Date Published: June 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108050555

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  • Few men in modern mathematics have had as great an impact as the Norwegian Niels Henrik Abel (1802–29), whose discoveries paved the way for several new branches of nineteenth-century mathematics. Tragically, Abel's short life was dominated by poverty and his scientific achievements were not fully recognised until after his death. This work, written by Carl Anton Bjerknes (1825–1903), was the first full biography of Abel. Originally published in 1880 and translated into French in 1885, it became a valuable resource for later Abel biographers and scholars of the history of mathematics. With insight and understanding, Bjerknes charts the progress of the talented young mathematician and gives a detailed account of Abel's work and his correspondence with other contemporary mathematicians. In particular, he examines in depth (from Abel's point of view) the dispute between Abel and his rival Jacobi relating to their discoveries of elliptic functions in the 1820s.

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    • Date Published: June 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108050555
    • length: 384 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Préface
    1. L'entrée à l'école
    2. Difficultés des realtions
    3. Nomination de Holmboe
    4. Réflexions et soucis
    5. Sur les grands travaux
    6. Abel et Gauss
    7. Départ
    8. Travaux de Paris
    9. Découverte de Gauss
    10. La décourverte par Abel des fonctions elliptiques
    11. La théorie de la transformation d'Abel
    12. Théorèmes et problèmes
    13. Résumé de la situation pendant l'année 1827
    14. La lutte et la suite
    15. Froland et la mort d'Abel
    Appendice.

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    Carl Anton Bjerknes

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