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The mathematician Sophus Lie : it was the audacity of my thinking

Author: Arild Stubhaug
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sophus Lie was not only an intellectual force, but also garnered renown for his physical strength and endurance. He was among the early pioneers of hiking in Norway and he participated with vigour in peasant weddings and other celebrations that he encountered on his foot tours. While he was walking across France during the Franco-Prussian War, he found himself arrested on suspicion of being a German spy. This event  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Sophus Lie; Sophus Lie; Sophus Lie
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arild Stubhaug
ISBN: 3540421378 9783540421375
OCLC Number: 47892613
Description: xi, 555 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: I The Measure of a Life.- Tracking Him Down: A Torrent of Stories.- II Family Background and Upbringing.- The Family Tree.- The Priestly Family at Nordfjordeid.- Father's Home in Moss.- III School and Education.- Nissen's School. Examen Artium.- Student Life.- The Lack of a Calling.- IV In Tune with the Times.- Into Mathematical History.- There was a Mathematician in Him.- The First Tour Abroad.- Parliamentary Professor.- V Professor in Christiania.- "My Inner Life Has Been Most Mighty".- "My Life's Good Fortune".- Marriage at Last.- Herr Professor mit seiner Gemahlin.- In the Lee of "the Modern Breakthrough".- A Steady Stream of Works.- The Mathematical Milieu at Home and Abroad.- "It is Lonely, Terribly Lonely".- Summoned to Leipzig.- VI Professor in Leipzig.- The Coming Period: A More Difficult Balancing Act.- In the Big City of Leipzig.- Breakdown.- Fame.- Conflicts.- Norwegian Students.- Back to Norway.- VII At the End of the Road.- The Final Years.- Appendices.- Chronology.- Notes and Commentaries.- Sophus Lie's Descendants.- Chronological Bibliography of Sophus Lie's Published Works.- Acknowledgements.- List of Literature.- Index of Names.
Other Titles: Det var mine tankers djervhet.
Responsibility: Arild Stubhaug ; translated from the Norwegian by Richard H. Daly.
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Sophus Lie (1842-1899) is one of Norways greatest scientific talents. His mathematical works have made him famous around the world no less than Niels Henrik Abel. This biography introduces us both  Read more...

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"... Es ist besonders erfreulich, dass sich der Autor zum Ziel gesetzt hat, nach Abel auch Lie einem uber die Mathematiker weit hinausgehenden Leserkreis nahe zu bringen. In seinem lesenswerten Buch Read more...

 
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