Families of Curves and the Origins of Partial Differentiation, Volume 93

1st Edition

Authors: S.B. Engelsman
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444868978
eBook ISBN: 9780080872049
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 1st January 1984
Page Count: 237
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Table of Contents

Families of Curves in the 1690's. Orthogonal Trajectories 1694-1720. Nicolaus I Bernoulli and Orthogonal Trajectories. Euler's Theory of Modular Equations in the 1730's.

Description

This book provides a detailed description of the main episodes in the emergence of partial differentiation during the period 1690-1740. It argues that the development of this concept - to a considerable degree of perfection - took place almost exclusively in problems concerning families of curves. Thus, the book shows the origins of the ideas and techniques which paved the way for the sudden introduction of partial differential equations in 1750. The main methodological characteristic of the book is its emphasis on a full understanding of the motives, problems and goals of the mathematicians of that time.


Details

No. of pages:
237
Language:
English
Copyright:
© North Holland 1984
Published:
Imprint:
North Holland
eBook ISBN:
9780080872049
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444868978

Reviews

This book provides a detailed description of the main episodes in the emergence of partial differentiation during the period 1690-1740. It argues that the development of this concept - to a considerable degree of perfection - took place almost exclusively in problems concerning families of curves. Thus, the book shows the origins of the ideas and techniques which paved the way for the sudden introduction of partial differential equations in 1750. The main methodological characteristic of the book is its emphasis on a full understanding of the motives, problems and goals of the mathematicians of that time.


About the Authors

S.B. Engelsman Author