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The Riemann legacy : Riemannian ideas in mathematics and physics

Author: Krzysztof Maurin
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1997.
Series: Mathematics and its applications (Kluwer Academic Publishers), v. 417.
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"The study of the rise and fall of great mathematical ideas is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating branches of the history of science. It enables one to come into contact with and to participate in the world of ideas. Nowhere can we see more concretely the enormous spiritual energy which, initially still lacking clear contours, begs to be moulded and developed by mathematicians, than in Riemann (1826-1866). He  Read more...
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Named Person: Bernhard Riemann; Bernhard Riemann; Bernhard Riemann
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Krzysztof Maurin
ISBN: 079234636X 9780792346364
OCLC Number: 37024791
Description: xxii, 717 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Mathematics and its applications (Kluwer Academic Publishers), v. 417.
Responsibility: by Krzysztof Maurin.
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"The study of the rise and fall of great mathematical ideas is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating branches of the history of science. It enables one to come into contact with and to participate in the world of ideas. Nowhere can we see more concretely the enormous spiritual energy which, initially still lacking clear contours, begs to be moulded and developed by mathematicians, than in Riemann (1826-1866). He perceived mathematics and physics as one discipline and thought of himself as both mathematician and physicist. His ideas as well as their contemporary descendants are the theme of this book." "This volume will be useful to those interested in such diverse fields as the mathematics of physics, algebra and number theory, topology and geometry, analysis, and the history of science."--Jacket.

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