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The Resource Henri Poincaré : impatient genius, Ferdinand Verhulst, (electronic resource)
Henri Poincaré : impatient genius, Ferdinand Verhulst, (electronic resource)
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 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 fixedpoint 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
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 1 online resource
 Contents

 The early years
 Academic education, 18731879
 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.
 Isbn
 9781461424079
 Label
 Henri Poincaré : impatient genius
 Title
 Henri Poincaré
 Title remainder
 impatient genius
 Statement of responsibility
 Ferdinand Verhulst
 Subject

 Engineering.
 History of Mathematical Sciences.
 Mathematicians
 Mathematicians  Biography
 Mathematicians  Biography
 Mathematicians  Biography
 Mathematics
 Mathematics
 Astrophysics and Astroparticles.
 Poincaré, Henri, 18541912
 Poincaré, Henri, 18541912
 Poincaré, Henri, 18541912
 Poincaré, Henri, 18541912
 Poincaré, Henri, 18541912
 Poincaré, Henri, 18541912
 Biography
 Electronic resources
 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 fixedpoint 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
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
 1939
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
 Verhulst, F.
 Image bit depth
 0
 LC call number
 QA29.P65
 LC item number
 V47 2012
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents
 dictionaries
 NLM call number
 Online Book
 http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
 SpringerLink
 http://library.link/vocab/subjectName

 Poincaré, Henri
 Poincaré, Henri
 Mathematicians
 Mathematics
 Mathematicians
 Label
 Henri Poincaré : impatient genius, Ferdinand Verhulst, (electronic resource)
 Antecedent source
 mixed
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 Carrier category
 online resource
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 rdacarrier
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 not applicable
 Content category
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 Content type code

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 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents
 The early years  Academic education, 18731879  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)
 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, 18731879  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
Subject
 Engineering.
 History of Mathematical Sciences.
 Mathematicians
 Mathematicians  Biography
 Mathematicians  Biography
 Mathematicians  Biography
 Mathematics
 Mathematics
 Astrophysics and Astroparticles.
 Poincaré, Henri, 18541912
 Poincaré, Henri, 18541912
 Poincaré, Henri, 18541912
 Poincaré, Henri, 18541912
 Poincaré, Henri, 18541912
 Poincaré, Henri, 18541912
 Biography
 Electronic resources
Genre
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