Lützen, Jesper
Overview
Works:  56 works in 151 publications in 4 languages and 1,468 library holdings 

Genres:  History Biography Sources 
Roles:  Author, Editor 
Classifications:  QA276.15, 519.54 
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Most widely held works by
Jesper Lützen
Joseph Liouville, 18091882, master of pure and applied mathematics
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Jesper Lützen(
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10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This scientific biography of the mathematician Joseph Liouville is divided into two parts. The first part is a chronological account of Liouville's career including a description of the institutions he worked in, his relations with his teachers, colleagues and students, and the historical context of his works. It portrays the French scientific community in a period when Germany and England had surpassed France as the leading nations in mathematics and physics. The second part of the book gives a detailed analysis of Liouville's major contributions to mathematics and mechanics. The gradual development of Liouville's ideas, as reflected in his publications and notebooks, are related to the works of his predecessors and his contemporaries as well as to later developments in the field. On the basis of Liouville's unpublished notes the book reconstructs Liouville's hitherto unknown theories of stability of rotating masses of fluid, potential theory, Galois theory and electrodynamics. It also incorporates valuable added information from Liouville's notes regarding his works on differentiation of arbitrary order, integration in finite terms, SturmLiouville theory, transcendental numbers, doubly periodic functions, geometry and mechanics
10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This scientific biography of the mathematician Joseph Liouville is divided into two parts. The first part is a chronological account of Liouville's career including a description of the institutions he worked in, his relations with his teachers, colleagues and students, and the historical context of his works. It portrays the French scientific community in a period when Germany and England had surpassed France as the leading nations in mathematics and physics. The second part of the book gives a detailed analysis of Liouville's major contributions to mathematics and mechanics. The gradual development of Liouville's ideas, as reflected in his publications and notebooks, are related to the works of his predecessors and his contemporaries as well as to later developments in the field. On the basis of Liouville's unpublished notes the book reconstructs Liouville's hitherto unknown theories of stability of rotating masses of fluid, potential theory, Galois theory and electrodynamics. It also incorporates valuable added information from Liouville's notes regarding his works on differentiation of arbitrary order, integration in finite terms, SturmLiouville theory, transcendental numbers, doubly periodic functions, geometry and mechanics
The prehistory of the theory of distributions
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Jesper Lützen(
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15 editions published between 1979 and 1997 in English and Danish and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
15 editions published between 1979 and 1997 in English and Danish and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mechanistic images in geometric form : Heinrich Hertz's Principles of mechanics
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Jesper Lützen(
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13 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book presents an analysis of Heinrich Hertz's posthumously published 'Principles of Mechanics' in its philosophical, physical and mathematical context. It is the first book to comprehensively examine Hertz's important ideas on mechanics and the author draws on the original manuscripts to reveal the creative process of Hertz throughout the writing of his book.  ;This book gives an analysis of Hertz's posthumously published Principles of Mechanics in its philosophical, physical and mathematical context. In a period of heated debates about the true foundation of physical sciences, Hertz's b
13 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book presents an analysis of Heinrich Hertz's posthumously published 'Principles of Mechanics' in its philosophical, physical and mathematical context. It is the first book to comprehensively examine Hertz's important ideas on mechanics and the author draws on the original manuscripts to reveal the creative process of Hertz throughout the writing of his book.  ;This book gives an analysis of Hertz's posthumously published Principles of Mechanics in its philosophical, physical and mathematical context. In a period of heated debates about the true foundation of physical sciences, Hertz's b
Around Caspar Wessel and the geometric representation of complex numbers : proceedings of the Wessel Symposium at The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Copenhagen, August 1115 1998. Invited papers
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8 editions published in 2001 in English and Danish and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published in 2001 in English and Danish and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the analytical representation of direction : an attempt applied chiefly to solving plane and spherical polygons, 1797
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Caspar Wessel(
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12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From summetria to symmetry the making of a revolutionary scientific concept
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Giora Hon(
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2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The concept of symmetry is inherent to modern science, and its evolution has a complex history that richly exemplifies the dynamics of scientific change. This study is based on primary sources, presented in context: the authors examine closely the trajectory of the concept in the mathematical and scientific disciplines as well as its trajectory in art and architecture. The principal goal is to demonstrate that, despite the variety of usages in many different domains, there is a conceptual unity underlying the invocation of symmetry in the period from antiquity to the 1790s which is distinct fr
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The concept of symmetry is inherent to modern science, and its evolution has a complex history that richly exemplifies the dynamics of scientific change. This study is based on primary sources, presented in context: the authors examine closely the trajectory of the concept in the mathematical and scientific disciplines as well as its trajectory in art and architecture. The principal goal is to demonstrate that, despite the variety of usages in many different domains, there is a conceptual unity underlying the invocation of symmetry in the period from antiquity to the 1790s which is distinct fr
Interactions mathematics, physics and philosophy, 18601930
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Vincent F Hendricks(
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5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The present volume is unique in assembling a broad spectrum of positions on the history of science by some of its leading representatives. Readers will find it illuminating to learn how prominent authors judge the current status and the future perspectives of their field. Students will find this volume helpful as a guide in a fragmented field that continues to be dominated by idiosyncratic expertise and that still lacks a methodical canon."BOOK JACKET
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The present volume is unique in assembling a broad spectrum of positions on the history of science by some of its leading representatives. Readers will find it illuminating to learn how prominent authors judge the current status and the future perspectives of their field. Students will find this volume helpful as a guide in a fragmented field that continues to be dominated by idiosyncratic expertise and that still lacks a methodical canon."BOOK JACKET
Study of problems relating to radioactive waste disposal into the North Sea
by E Wallauschek(
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7 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cirklens kvadratur, vinklens tredeling og terningens fordobling : fra oldtidens geometri til moderne algebra
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Jesper Lützen(
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5 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in Danish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in Danish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Liouville et le College de France
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Joseph Liouville(
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5 editions published in 1984 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1984 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Liouville's work on the figures of equilibrium of a rotating mass of fluid
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Joseph Liouville(
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4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sturm and Liouville's work on ordinary linear differential equations, the emergence of SturmLiouville theory
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Joseph Liouville(
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2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Herstellung der französischen Weichkäse
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Jesper Lützen(
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3 editions published in 1890 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1890 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Liouville mathematicien pur et applique, a scientific biography : vol. 1
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Joseph Liouville(
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2 editions published in 1984 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1984 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fakultære højdepunkter : episoder fra Det naturvidenskabelige Fakultets 150årige historie
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2 editions published in 2000 in Danish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 2000 in Danish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Matematikken og verden
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1 edition published in 2001 in Danish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2001 in Danish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Træk af den matematiske analyses historie : En antologi af kilder og sekundær litteratur
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2 editions published in 1987 in Danish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1987 in Danish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Liouville's contribution to the theory of integral equations
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Joseph Liouville(
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2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kilder til matematikkens historie
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2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of parametric statistical inference from Bernoulli to Fisher, 17131935
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Anders Hald(
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1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a history of parametric statistical inference, written by one of the most important historians of statistics of the 20th century, Anders Hald. This book can be viewed as a followup to his two most recent books, although this current text is much more streamlined and contains new analysis of many ideas and developments. And unlike his other books, which were encyclopedic by nature, this book can be used for a course on the topic, the only prerequisites being a basic course in probability and statistics. The book is divided into five main sections: @* Binomial statistical inference; @* Statistical inference by inverse probability; @* The central limit theorem and linear minimum variance estimation by Laplace and Gauss; @* Error theory, skew distributions, correlation, sampling distributions; @* The Fisherian Revolution, 19121935. Throughout each of the chapters, the author provides lively biographical sketches of many of the main characters, including Laplace, Gauss, Edgeworth, Fisher, and Karl Pearson. He also examines the roles played by DeMoivre, James Bernoulli, and Lagrange, and he provides an accessible exposition of the work of R.A. Fisher. This book will be of interest to statisticians, mathematicians, undergraduate and graduate students, and historians of science
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a history of parametric statistical inference, written by one of the most important historians of statistics of the 20th century, Anders Hald. This book can be viewed as a followup to his two most recent books, although this current text is much more streamlined and contains new analysis of many ideas and developments. And unlike his other books, which were encyclopedic by nature, this book can be used for a course on the topic, the only prerequisites being a basic course in probability and statistics. The book is divided into five main sections: @* Binomial statistical inference; @* Statistical inference by inverse probability; @* The central limit theorem and linear minimum variance estimation by Laplace and Gauss; @* Error theory, skew distributions, correlation, sampling distributions; @* The Fisherian Revolution, 19121935. Throughout each of the chapters, the author provides lively biographical sketches of many of the main characters, including Laplace, Gauss, Edgeworth, Fisher, and Karl Pearson. He also examines the roles played by DeMoivre, James Bernoulli, and Lagrange, and he provides an accessible exposition of the work of R.A. Fisher. This book will be of interest to statisticians, mathematicians, undergraduate and graduate students, and historians of science
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