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Leonhard Euler : life, work and legacy

Author: Robert E Bradley; Charles Edward Sandifer
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2007. ©2007
Series: Studies in the history and philosophy of mathematics, v. 5.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The year 2007 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of one of the Enlightenments most important mathematicians and scientists, Leonhard Euler. This volume is a collection of 24 essays by some of the worlds best Eulerian scholars from seven different countries about Euler, his life and his work. Some of the essays are historical, including much previously unknown information about Eulers life, his activities in  Read more...
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Leonhard Euler.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2007
(DLC) 2007060512
(OCoLC)77256651
Named Person: Leonhard Euler; Leonhard Euler
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Bradley; Charles Edward Sandifer
ISBN: 9780080471297 0080471293
OCLC Number: 162131400
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 534 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Foreword (C.E. Sandifer and R.E. Bradley) --
Introduction (C.E. Sandifer and R.E. Bradley) --
Leonhard Euler: Life and Thought (R.S. Calinger) --
Leonard Euler and Russia (P. Hoffmann) --
Princess Dashkova, Euler, and the Russian Academy of Sciences (R.S. Calinger and E.N. Polyakhova) --
Leonhrd Euler and Philosophy (W. Breidert) --
Images of Euler (F. Fasanelli) --
Euler and Applications of Analytical Mathematics to Astronomy (C. Wilson) --
Euler and Indian Astronomy (K. Plofker) --
Euler and Kinematics (T. Koetsier) --
Euler on Rigid Bodies (S.G. Langton) --
Euler's Analysis Textbooks (V.J. Katz) --
Euler and the Calculus of Variations (R. Thiele) --
Euler, D'Alembert and the Logarithm Function (R.E. Bradley) --
Some Facets of Euler's Work on Series (C.E. Sandifer) --
The Geometry of Leonhard Euler (H.S. White) --
Cyclotomy: From Euler through Vandermonde to Gauss (O. Neumann) --
Euler and Number Theory: A Study in Mathematical Invention (J. Suzuki) --
Euler and Lotteries (D.R. Bellhouse) --
Euler's Science of Combinations (B. Hopkins and R. Wilson) --
The Truth about K̲nigsberg (B. Hopkins and R. Wilson) --
The Polyhedral Formula (D. Richeson) --
On the Recognition of Euler among the French, 1790-1830 (I. Grattan-Guinness) --
Euler's Influence on the Birth of Vector Mechanics (S. Caparrini) --
Euler's Contribution to Differential Geometry and its Reception (K. Reich) --
Euler's Mechanics as a Foundation of Quantum Mechanics (D. Suisky) --
Index.
Series Title: Studies in the history and philosophy of mathematics, v. 5.
Responsibility: edited by Robert E. Bradley, C. Edward Sandifer.
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