The Resource Henri Poincaré : impatient genius, Ferdinand Verhulst, (electronic resource)

Henri Poincaré : impatient genius, Ferdinand Verhulst, (electronic resource)

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Henri Poincaré : impatient genius
Title
Henri Poincaré
Title remainder
impatient genius
Statement of responsibility
Ferdinand Verhulst
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Language
eng
Summary
This book describes the life and work of Henri Poincaré, detailing most of his unique achievements in mathematics and physics. It is divided into two parts—the first on Poincaré’s life, and the second on his contributions to the mathematical sciences. Apart from biographical details, attention is given to Poincaré’s results on automorphic functions; differential equations and dynamical systems; celestial mechanics; mathematical physics, in particular the theory of the electron and relativity; and topology (analysis situs). A chapter on philosophy explains Poincaré’s conventionalism in mathematics and his view of conventionalism in physics. The book shows how Poincaré reached his fundamentally new results in many different fields, how he thought about problems, and how one should read his work. Simultaneously, it is made clear how analysis and geometry are intertwined in Poincaré’s thinking and work. In dynamical systems, this becomes clear in his description of invariant manifolds, his association of differential equation flow with mappings, and his fixed-point theory. There is no comparable book on Poincaré presenting such a relatively complete vision of his life and the working of his very original mind. Scientists and engineers as well as general readers interested in the history of science will find this book of interest. Reviews of this book:"The title of this biography is particularly well chosen : Henri Poincaré was a true genius, and he was impatient. It gives a fair picture of both the man and the scientist, completed by particularly well chosen illustrations. Jean Mawhin, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium "Ferdinand Verhulst has written a true scientific biography, introducing Poincaré the man, his cultural milieu, and his mathematics. This book shows why, a century after his death, Poincaré's ideas still shape a substantial part of the mathematical sciences." Philip J Holmes, Princeton University, USA
Cataloging source
GW5XE
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1939-
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Verhulst, F.
Image bit depth
0
LC call number
QA29.P65
LC item number
V47 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Online Book
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
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http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poincaré, Henri
  • Poincaré, Henri
  • Mathematicians
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematicians
Label
Henri Poincaré : impatient genius, Ferdinand Verhulst, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The early years -- Academic education, 1873-1879 -- Impressive results in Vesoul and Caen -- Career in Paris -- The prize competition of Oscar II -- Philosophy and essays.- At the end, what kind of a man?- Automorphic functions -- Differential equations and dynamical systems.- Analysis Situs -- Mathematical Physics -- Poincaré -- Historical data and biographical details -- References -- Index.-
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781461424079
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613924810
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
392481
System control number
  • (OCoLC)806458685
  • (OCoLC)ocn806458685
Label
Henri Poincaré : impatient genius, Ferdinand Verhulst, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The early years -- Academic education, 1873-1879 -- Impressive results in Vesoul and Caen -- Career in Paris -- The prize competition of Oscar II -- Philosophy and essays.- At the end, what kind of a man?- Automorphic functions -- Differential equations and dynamical systems.- Analysis Situs -- Mathematical Physics -- Poincaré -- Historical data and biographical details -- References -- Index.-
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781461424079
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613924810
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
392481
System control number
  • (OCoLC)806458685
  • (OCoLC)ocn806458685

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