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Augustin-Louis Cauchy

Augustin-Louis Cauchy

A Biography

by Bruno Belhoste
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Publication Date: 30/09/2011
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A great difficulty facing a biographer of Cauchy is that of delineating the curious interplay between the man, his times, and his scientific endeavors. Professor Belhoste has succeeded admirably in meeting this challenge and has thus written a vivid biography that is both readable and informative. His subject stands out as one of the most brilliant, versatile, and prolific fig ures in the annals of science. Nearly two hundred years have now passed since the young Cauchy set about his task of clarifying mathematics, extending it, applying it wherever possible, and placing it on a firm theoretical footing. Through Belhoste's work we are afforded a detailed, rather personalized picture of how a first rate mathematician worked at his discipline - his strivings, his inspirations, his triumphs, his failures, and above all, his conflicts and his errors.
ISBN:
9781461277521
9781461277521
Category:
History of mathematics
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
30-09-2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
380
Dimensions (mm):
235x155x20mm
Weight:
0.6kg

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