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Genre/Form: | Electronic books Biography |
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Additional Physical Format: | Printed edition: |

Named Person: | Henri Poincaré; Henri Poincaré |

Material Type: | Biography, Document, Internet resource |

Document Type: | Internet Resource, Computer File |

All Authors / Contributors: |
F Verhulst |

ISBN: | 9781461424079 1461424070 1461424062 9781461424062 |

OCLC Number: | 806458685 |

Description: | 1 online resource : illustrations, portraits |

Contents: | Part 1. The Life of Henri Poincare -- The Early Years -- Academic Education: 1873-1879 -- Impressive Results in Vesoul and Caen -- Career in Paris -- The Prize Competition of Oscar II -- Philosophy and Essays -- At the End, What Kind of a Man? -- Part 2. Scientific Details and Documents -- Automorphic Functions -- Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems -- Analysis Situs -- Mathematical Physics -- Poincaré's Address to the Society for Moral Education -- Historical Data and Biographical Details. |

Responsibility: | Ferdinand Verhulst. |

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From the reviews:"Henri Poincare (1854-1912) is arguably one of the two greatest mathematicians of the late-19th and early-20th centuries. ... The volume is roughly divided into two parts: the first part is an account of Poincare's life, with particular focus on his professional exploits; the second is a discussion of many aspects of his mathematics. The latter strongly emphasizes differential equations, dynamical systems, and mathematical physics ... . Summing Up: Recommended. Mathematics and history of science collections serving upper-division undergraduates through faculty." (S. J. Colley, Choice, Vol. 50 (7), March, 2013)"The very readable book conveys a good impression to the reader about Poincare's life and work supported by many illustrations. ... the book is of special interest for historians of mathematics, mathematicians and mathematical physicists with historical inclinations, but also a reader with a lower mathematical training will gain a colourful insight into the life and personality of a genius." (Karl-Heinz Schlote, zbMATH, Vol. 1272, 2013)"With this book, Verhulst did a marvelous job in sketching not only the person of Henri Poincare, but also by restricting to ... the differential equations and dynamical systems, among the diverse subjects that Poincare worked on, he succeeds very well in communicating the essence of what the theory is about. ... This is a book obviously interesting for historians of mathematics, but also for any mathematician ... who want to catch a glimpse of the person and the mind of a genius." (A. Bultheel, The European Mathematical Society, October, 2012) Read more...

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