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Poincaré and the three body problem

Author: June Barrow-Green
Publisher: Providence, R.I. : American Mathematical Society ; London : London Mathematical Society, ©1997.
Series: History of mathematics, ; v. 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The idea of chaos figures prominently in mathematics. It arose in the work of one of the greatest mathematicians of the late 19th century, Henri Poincare, on a problem in celestial mechanics: the  Read more...


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Named Person: Henri Poincaré; Henri Poincaré; Henri Poincaré; Henri Poincaré
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: June Barrow-Green
ISBN: 0821803670 9780821803677
OCLC Number: 318463800
Description: xv, 272 p. : il., retrs. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction Historical background Poincare's work before 1889 Oscar II's 60th birthday competition Poincare's memoir on the three body problem Reception of Poincare's memoir Poincare's related work after 1889 Associated mathematical activity Hadamard and Birkhoff Epilogue Appendices References Index.
Series Title: History of mathematics, ; v. 11.
Responsibility: June Barrow-Green.


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