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Mathematics of the 19th century : geometry, analytic function theory

Author: A N Kolmogorov; A P I︠U︡shkevich
Publisher: Basel ; Boston : Birkhäuser Verlag, ©1996.
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Presents a study of the history of mathematics in the nineteenth century. This book describes the development of geometry. It discusses analytic function theory, and shows how the work of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A N Kolmogorov; A P I︠U︡shkevich
ISBN: 0817650482 9780817650483 3764350482 9783764350482
OCLC Number: 33970112
Description: x, 291 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Geometry.- 1. Analytic and Differential Geometry.- Analytic Geometry.- The Differential Geometry of Monge's Students.- Gauss' Disquisitiones generales circa superficies curvas.- Minding and the Formulation of the Problems of Intrinsic Geometry.- The French School of Differential Geometry.- Differential Geometry at Midcentury.- Differential Geometry in Russia.- The Theory of Linear Congruences.- 2. Projective Geometry.- The Rise of Projective Geometry.- Poncelet's Traite des proprietes projectives des figures.- The Analytic Projective Geometry of Mobius and Plucker.- The Synthetic Projective Geometry of Steiner and Chasles.- Staudt and the Foundation of Projective Geometry.- Cayley's Projective Geometry.- 3. Algebraic Geometry and Geometric Algebra.- Algebraic Curves.- Algebraic Surfaces.- Geometric Computations Connected with Algebraic Geometry.- Grassmann's Lineale Ausdehnungslehre.- Hamilton's Vectors.- 4. Non-Euclidean Geometry.- Nikola? Ivanovich Lobachevski? and the Discovery of Non-Euclidean Geometry.- Gauss' Research in Non-Euclidean Geometry.- Janos Bolyai.- Hyperbolic Geometry.- J. Boyai's "Absolute Geometry".- The Consistency of Hyperbolic Geometry.- Propagation of the Ideas of Hyperbolic Geometry.- Beltrami's Interpretation.- Cayley's Interpretation.- Klein's Interpretation.- Elliptic Geometry.- 5. Multi-Dimensional Geometry.- Jacobi's Formulas for Multi-dimensional Geometry.- Cayley's Analytic Geometry of n Dimensions.- Grassmann's Multi-dimensional Geometry.- Plucker's Neue. Geometrie des Raumes.- Schlafli's Theorie der vielfachen Kontinuilat.- The Multi-dimensional Geometry of Klein and Jordan.- Riemannian Geometry.- Riemann's Idea of Complex Parameters of Euclidean Motions.- Riemann's Ideas on Physical Space.- The Work of Christoffel, Lipschitz. and Suvorov on Riemannian Geometry.- The Multi-dimensional Theory of Curves.- Multi-dimensional Surface Theory.- Multi-dimensional Projective Geometry.- The Terminology of Multi-dimensional Geometry.- 6. Topology.- Gauss' Topology.- Generalizations of Euler's Theorem on Polyhedra in the Early Nineteenth Century.- Listing's Vorstudien zur Topologie.- Mobius' "Theorie der elementaren Verwandschaft".- The Topology of Surfaces in Riemann's "Theorie der Abel'schen Funktionen".- The Multi-dimensional Topology of Riemann and Betti.- Jordan's Topological Theorems.- The "Klein Bottle".- 7. Geometric Transformations.- Geometrie Transformations in the Work of Mobius.- Helmholtz' Paper "Uber die Thatsachen, die der Geometrie zu Grunde liegen".- Klein's "Erlanger Programm".- Transference Principles.- Cremona Transformations.- Conclusion.- 2. Analytic Function.- Results Achieved in Analytic Function Theory in the Eighteenth Century.- Development of the Concept of a Complex Number.- Complex Integration.- The Cauchy Integral Theorem. Residues.- Elliptic Functions in the Work of Gauss.- Hypergeometric Functions.- The First Approach to Modular Functions.- Power Series. The Method of Majorants.- Elliptic Functions in the Work of Abel.- C.G.J. Jacobi. Fundamenta nova functionum ellipticarum.- The Jacobi Theta Functions.- Elliptic Functions in the Work of Eisenstein and Liouville. The First Textbooks.- Abelian Integrals. Abel's Theorem.- Quadruply Periodic Functions.- Summary of the Development of Analytic Function Theory over the First Half of the Nineteenth Century.- V. Puiseux. Algebraic Functions.- Bernhard Riemann.- Riemann's Doctoral Dissertation. The Dirichlet Principle.- Conformal Mappings.- Karl Weierstrass.- Analytic Function Theory in Russia. Yu.V. Sokhotski? and the Sokhotski?-Casorati-Weierstrass Theorem.- Entire and Meromorphic Functions. Picard's Theorem.- Abelian Functions.- Abelian Functions (Continuation).- Automorphic Functions. Uniformization.- Sequences and Series of Analytic Functions.- Conclusion.- Literature.- (F. A. Medvedev).- General Works.- Collected Works and Other Original Sources.- Auxiliary Literature to Chapter 1.- Auxiliary Literature to Chapter 2.- Index of Names (A. F. Lapko).
Other Titles: Matematika XIX veka.
Mathematics of the nineteenth century
Responsibility: edited by A.N. Kolmogorov, A.P. Yushkevich ; translated from the Russian by Roger Cooke.
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