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From Fermat to Minkowski : lectures on the theory of numbers and its historical development

Author: Winfried Scharlau; Hans Opolka
Publisher: New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1985.
Series: Undergraduate texts in mathematics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tracing the story from its earliest sources, this book celebrates the lives and work of pioneers of modern mathematics: Fermat, Euler, Lagrange, Legendre, Gauss, Fourier, Dirichlet and more. Includes  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Winfried Scharlau; Hans Opolka
ISBN: 0387909427 9780387909424 1441928219 9781441928214 3540909427 9783540909422
OCLC Number: 10277491
Notes: Translation of: Von Fermat bis Minkowski.
Description: xi, 184 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1 The Beginnings.- 2 Fermat.- 3 Euler.- 4 Lagrange.- 5 Legendre.- 6 Gauss.- 7 Fourier.- 8 Dirichlet.- 9 From Hermite to Minkowski.- 10 A Preview of Reduction Theory.- Appendix English Translation of Gauss's Letter to Dirichlet, November 1838.
Series Title: Undergraduate texts in mathematics.
Other Titles: Von Fermat bis Minkowski.
Responsibility: Winfried Scharlau, Hans Opolka ; [translators, Walter K. Bühler, Gary Cornell].

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