The Resource Paul Lévy and Maurice Fréchet : 50 Years of Correspondence in 107 Letters, by Marc Barbut, Bernard Locker, Laurent Mazliak, (electronic resource)

Paul Lévy and Maurice Fréchet : 50 Years of Correspondence in 107 Letters, by Marc Barbut, Bernard Locker, Laurent Mazliak, (electronic resource)

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Paul Lévy and Maurice Fréchet : 50 Years of Correspondence in 107 Letters
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Paul Lévy and Maurice Fréchet
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50 Years of Correspondence in 107 Letters
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by Marc Barbut, Bernard Locker, Laurent Mazliak
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eng
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The fascinating correspondence between Paul Lévy and Maurice Fréchet spans an extremely active period in French mathematics during the twentieth century. The letters of these two Frenchmen show their vicissitudes of research and passionate enthusiasm for the emerging field of modern probability theory. The letters cover various topics of mathematical importance including academic careers and professional travels, issues concerning students and committees, and the difficulties both mathematicians met to be elected to the Paris Academy of Sciences. The technical questions that occupied Lévy and Fréchet on almost a daily basis are the primary focus of these letters, which are charged with elation, frustration and humour. Their mathematical victories and setbacks unfolded against the dramatic backdrop of the two World Wars and the occupation of France, during which Lévy was obliged to go into hiding. The clear and persistent desire of these mathematicians to continue their work whatever the circumstance testifies to the enlightened spirit of their discipline which was persistent against all odds. The book contains a detailed and comprehensive introduction to the central topics of the correspondence. The original text of the letters are also annotated by numerous footnotes for helpful guidance. Paul Lévy and Maurice Fréchet will be useful to anybody interested in the history of mathematics in the twentieth century and, in particular, the birth of modern probability theory
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Barbut, Marc
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D1-DX301
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non fiction
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  • Locker, Bernard.
  • Mazliak, Laurent.
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Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences,
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  • Science
  • Functional analysis
  • Distribution (Probability theory)
  • Science, general
  • History of Science
  • Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes
  • Functional Analysis
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Mathematics in the Humanities and Social Sciences
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Paul Lévy and Maurice Fréchet : 50 Years of Correspondence in 107 Letters, by Marc Barbut, Bernard Locker, Laurent Mazliak, (electronic resource)
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Introduction -- Introduction to the correspondence -- 107 Letters from Paul Lévy to Maurice Fréchet
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XVII, 213 p. 14 illus., 2 illus. in color.
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9781447156192
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10.1007/978-1-4471-5619-2
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(DE-He213)978-1-4471-5619-2
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Paul Lévy and Maurice Fréchet : 50 Years of Correspondence in 107 Letters, by Marc Barbut, Bernard Locker, Laurent Mazliak, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
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
Introduction -- Introduction to the correspondence -- 107 Letters from Paul Lévy to Maurice Fréchet
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XVII, 213 p. 14 illus., 2 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781447156192
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4471-5619-2
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
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(DE-He213)978-1-4471-5619-2

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