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Selected papers, 1873-1914.

Author: Henri Poincaré
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Microfilm : English
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Correspondence; manuscripts; notebooks; lectures; diaries; memorabilia. The bulk of the collection is correspondence, primarily incoming letters (1878-1912) with mathematicians and physicists on current work. Exchanges of particular interest include those with Sophus Lie which reveal Poincaré's thinking on the genesis of the axioms of geometry; Heinrich Hertz on Hertz's experiments on electromagnetic waves, and his
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Named Person: Henri Poincaré; Thomas Craig; George Howard Darwin, Sir; Charles Hermite; Heinrich Hertz; Sophus Lie; Magnus Gustaf Mittag-Leffler; Alfred Potier; William Thomson Kelvin, Baron
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Henri Poincaré
OCLC Number: 32895852
Language Note: French and English.
Reproduction Notes: Microfilm. [S.l. : s.n., 19--]. 7 microfilm reels : negative ; 35 mm.
Description: 7 microfilm reels
Contents: Reel 1. Correspondence received, Anissimoff, W. to Kronecker, L. --
Reel 2. Corr. rec'd. (cont'd), Laguerre, E. to Pincherle, S. and Henri Poincaré, student papers and his letters to his parents, 1873-1875 --
Reel 3. Henri Poincaré, letters to his family, 1877-79; Epistolary diary, 1878 & other misc. documents relating to his trip to Norway & Sweden; misc. academic correspondence & documents concerning prizes; Correspondence relating to Henri Poincaré & the Académie des Sciences & l'Académie française; publishers' contracts; Notebooks for Poincareé courses, 1897-99 --
Reel 4. Fragments from Henri Poincare's notes; Family correspondence relating to honoring Henri Poincaré with named lecture halls and submarines; Correspondence received (cont'd), Potier, A. to Weyr, E. --
Reel 5. Additional selected papers --
Reel 6. Additional correspondence to Henri Poincaré, Arrhenius, S. to Stekloff, W.

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Correspondence; manuscripts; notebooks; lectures; diaries; memorabilia. The bulk of the collection is correspondence, primarily incoming letters (1878-1912) with mathematicians and physicists on current work. Exchanges of particular interest include those with Sophus Lie which reveal Poincaré's thinking on the genesis of the axioms of geometry; Heinrich Hertz on Hertz's experiments on electromagnetic waves, and his interest in the three body problem of classical mechanics; correspondence on the Crémieu controversy; and ca. 150 letters (1881-1910) to Magnus Gosta Mittag-Leffler discussing theories of analytic functions, number theory, and differential equations as well as the many papers Poincaré published in Mittag Leffler's Acta Mathematica. Also contains letters from Poincaré to his family while a student at l'Ecole Polytechnique (1873-1875) and L'Ecole des Mines (1877-1879). Manuscripts and calculations are for many of his published papers in mathematics, science, and philosophy. Notebooks and lectures (1897-1899) are for his courses at the Université de Paris. Topics include elliptical functions, complex variables, linear differential equations, n-body problems, celestial mechanics, potential theory, fluid mechanics, and wireless telegraphy.

Travel diaries are from his 1878 trip to Norway and Sweden. Also contains publishing contracts; correspondence and documents pertaining to memberships and awards including Poincaré's election to l'Académie française; and memorial clippings. Correspondents include R. Blondlot, Thomas Craig, George Howard Darwin, Charles Hermite, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), A. Leburt, and Alfred Potier.

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