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Leonhard Euler and the Bernoullis : mathematicians from Basel

Auteur : M B W Tent
Éditeur : Natick, Mass. : A K Peters, [2009]. ©2009
Édition/format :   Livre imprimé : Biography : EnglishVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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In the 17th century, the city of Basel was the home of one of the most prominent mathematical families of all time, the Bernoullis, and their friend, protege and master Leonhard Euler. This work  Lire la suite...

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Genre/forme : Biography
History
Biographies
Personne nommée : Leonhard Euler; Jakob Bernoulli; Bernoulli family.; Leonhard Euler; Jacques Bernoulli; Bernoulli (Famille); Bernoulli family.; Jakob Bernoulli; Leonhard Euler
Type d’ouvrage : Biography
Format : Book
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : M B W Tent
ISBN : 9781568814643 156881464X
Numéro OCLC : 316327158
Notes : Includes index.
Description : xix, 276 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contenu : 1. The Bernoullis as Huguenots --
2. The Bernoulli family in Frankfurt and then Basel --
3. Jacob makes his first steps in the study of mathematics --
4. His little brother Johann 'helps' Jacob with mathematics --
5. Having completed his studies in philosophy and theology, Jacob moves on --
6. Jacob travels to Geneva and meets Elizabeth Waldkirch and her family --
7. Jacob teaches Elizabeth Waldkirch to read and write numbers and words --
8. Sundials, and tutoring in France --
9. Jacob meets with mathematicians in Paris --
10. Jacob travels to Holland and England --
11. Jacob settles into life in Basel to lecture and learn --
12. Leibniz's calculus vs. Newton's fluxions --
13. Johann Bernoulli grows up --
14. Two curves studied by the Bernoullis : the isochrone and the catenary --
15. More mathematical challenges from the Bernoullis --
16. Jacob Bernoulli's mathematics --
17. Johann Bernoulli returns to Basel with his family --
18. Johann Bernoulli's son Daniel grows up --
19. Daniel Bernoulli, the Paris prize, and the longitude problem --
20. Leonhard Euler --
21. Leonhard Euler's early education --
22. Leonhard Euler goes to the Latin school in Basel and then on to the university --
23. Daniel and Nicolaus Bernoulli receive a call to the academy at St. Petersburg --
24. The Academy of Sciences at St. Petersburg --
25. Euler begins his career and moves to St. Petersburg --
26. Daniel Bernoulli and Leonhard Euler : an active scientific partnership --
27. The St. Petersburg paradox --
28. Euler's early work in St. Petersburg --
29. Daniel returns to Basel, and Leonhard Euler becomes professor of mathematics at St. Petersburg --
30. Daniel Bernhoulli : a famous scholar --
31. Leonhard Euler : admired professor at St. Petersburg --
32. Euler becomes blind in his right eye --
33. St. Petersburg loses Euler to Frederick the Great of Prussia --
34. The Eulers arrive at the court of Frederick the Great in Berlin --
35. Euler's scientific work in Berlin --
36. Euler's work in number theory --
37. Magic squares --
38. Catherine the Great invites Euler to return to St. Petersburg --
39. The Basel clan.
Responsabilité : M.B.W. Tent.
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...the story told is interesting, and the author is to be complimented for her efforts to make it as historically accurate as possible. -J. Johnson, CHOICE, June 2010 Tent's attention to detail, both Lire la suite...

 
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