Leonhard Euler - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444527288, 9780080471297

Leonhard Euler, Volume 5

1st Edition

Life, Work and Legacy

Editors: Robert Bradley Ed Sandifer
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444527288
eBook ISBN: 9780080471297
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 5th February 2007
Page Count: 542
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Table of Contents

Foreword (C.E. Sandifer and R.E. Bradley) Introduction (C.E. Sandifer and R.E. Bradley) Leonhard Euler: Life and Thought (R.S. Calinger) Leonard Euler and Russia (P. Hoffmann) Princess Dashkova, Euler, and the Russian Academy of Sciences (R.S. Calinger and E.N. Polyakhova) Leonhrd Euler and Philosophy (W. Breidert) Images of Euler (F. Fasanelli) Euler and Applications of Analytical Mathematics to Astronomy (C. Wilson) Euler and Indian Astronomy (K. Plofker) Euler and Kinematics (T. Koetsier) Euler on Rigid Bodies (S.G. Langton) Euler's Analysis Textbooks (V.J. Katz) Euler and the Calculus of Variations (R. Thiele) Euler, D'Alembert and the Logarithm Function (R.E. Bradley) Some Facets of Euler's Work on Series (C.E. Sandifer) The Geometry of Leonhard Euler (H.S. White) Cyclotomy: From Euler through Vandermonde to Gauss (O. Neumann) Euler and Number Theory: A Study in Mathematical Invention (J. Suzuki) Euler and Lotteries (D.R. Bellhouse) Euler's Science of Combinations (B. Hopkins and R. Wilson) The Truth about Königsberg (B. Hopkins and R. Wilson) The Polyhedral Formula (D. Richeson) On the Recognition of Euler among the French, 1790-1830 (I. Grattan-Guinness) Euler's Influence on the Birth of Vector Mechanics (S. Caparrini) Euler's Contribution to Differential Geometry and its Reception (K. Reich) Euler's Mechanics as a Foundation of Quantum Mechanics (D. Suisky) Index


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Foreword (C.E. Sandifer and R.E. Bradley) Introduction (C.E. Sandifer and R.E. Bradley) Leonhard Euler: Life and Thought (R.S. Calinger) Leonard Euler and Russia (P. Hoffmann) Princess Dashkova, Euler, and the Russian Academy of Sciences (R.S. Calinger and E.N. Polyakhova) Leonhrd Euler and Philosophy (W. Breidert) Images of Euler (F. Fasanelli) Euler and Applications of Analytical Mathematics to Astronomy (C. Wilson) Euler and Indian Astronomy (K. Plofker) Euler and Kinematics (T. Koetsier) Euler on Rigid Bodies (S.G. Langton) Euler's Analysis Textbooks (V.J. Katz) Euler and the Calculus of Variations (R. Thiele) Euler, D'Alembert and the Logarithm Function (R.E. Bradley) Some Facets of Euler's Work on Series (C.E. Sandifer) The Geometry of Leonhard Euler (H.S. White) Cyclotomy: From Euler through Vandermonde to Gauss (O. Neumann) Euler and Number Theory: A Study in Mathematical Invention (J. Suzuki) Euler and Lotteries (D.R. Bellhouse) Euler's Science of Combinations (B. Hopkins and R. Wilson) The Truth about Königsberg (B. Hopkins and R. Wilson) The Polyhedral Formula (D. Richeson) On the Recognition of Euler among the French, 1790-1830 (I. Grattan-Guinness) Euler's Influence on the Birth of Vector Mechanics (S. Caparrini) Euler's Contribution to Differential Geometry and its Reception (K. Reich) Euler's Mechanics as a Foundation of Quantum Mechanics (D. Suisky) Index

Key Features

  • Over 20 essays by some of the best historians of mathematics and science, including Ronald Calinger, Peter Hoffmann, Curtis Wilson, Kim Plofker, Victor Katz, Ruediger Thiele, David Richeson, Robin Wilson, Ivor Grattan-Guinness and Karin Reich
  • New details of Euler's life in two essays, one by Ronald Calinger and one he co-authored with Elena Polyakhova
  • New information on Euler's work in differential geometry, series, mechanics, and other important topics including his influence in the early 19th century

Readership

University research libraries


Details

No. of pages:
542
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780080471297
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444527288

About the Editors

Robert Bradley Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, USA

Ed Sandifer Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT, USA