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Poincaré and the three body problem, June Barrow-Green

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Poincaré and the three body problem
Title
Poincaré and the three body problem
Statement of responsibility
June Barrow-Green
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Poincare's famous memoir on the three body problem arose from his entry in the competition celebrating the 60th birthday of King Oscar of Sweden and Norway. His essay won the prize and was set up in print as a paper in Acta Mathematica when it was found to contain a deep and critical error. In correcting this error Poincare discovered mathematical chaos, as is now clear from June Barrow-Green's pioneering study of a copy of the original memoir annotated by Poincare himself, recently discovered in the Institut Mittag-Leffler in Stockholm. Poincare and the Three Body Problem opens with a discussion of the development of the three body problem itself and Poincare's related earlier work. The book also contains intriguing insights into the contemporary European mathematical community revealed by the workings of the competition. After an account of the discovery of the error and a detailed comparative study of both the original memoir and its rewritten version, the book concludes with an account of the final memoir's reception, influence and impact, and an examination of Poincare's subsequent highly influential work in celestial mechanics
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1953-
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Barrow-Green, June
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA852
LC item number
.B37 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Poincaré, Henri
  • Poincaré, Jules Henri
  • Poincaré, Henri
  • Poincaré, Henri
  • Poincaré, Henri
  • Poincaré, Henri
  • Three-body problem
  • Hamiltonian systems
  • Problème a ̀trois corps
  • Système hamiltonian
  • Histoire
  • Mécanique céleste
  • Problème à trois corps
  • Systèmes hamiltoniens
  • Mécanique céleste
  • Hamiltonian systems
  • Three-body problem
  • Drie-deeltjes-systemen
  • Hamilton-vergelijkingen
  • Dreikörperproblem
  • Biografias
  • Sistemas dinâmicos
  • Caos (sistemas dinâmicos)
  • Astronomia
  • Mecânica celeste
  • Systèmes hamiltoniens
  • Problèmes à trois corps
  • Dreikörperproblem
Label
Poincaré and the three body problem, June Barrow-Green
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Poincare's Memoir on the Three Body Problem
  • Ch. 6.
  • Reception of Poincare's Memoir
  • Ch. 7.
  • Poincare's Related Work after 1889
  • Ch. 8.
  • Associated Mathematical Activity
  • Ch. 9.
  • Hadamard and Birkhoff
  • Ch. 1.
  • Ch. 10.
  • Epilogue
  • App. 1.
  • A letter from Gosta Mittag-Leffler to Sonya Kovalevskaya
  • App. 2.
  • Announcement of the Oscar Competition
  • App. 3.
  • Entries received in the Oscar Competition
  • App. 4.
  • Report of the Prize Commission
  • Introduction
  • App. 5.
  • Title Pages and Tables of Contents
  • App. 6.
  • Theorems in [P1] not included in [P2]
  • Ch. 2.
  • Historical Background
  • Ch. 3.
  • Poincare's Work before 1889
  • Ch. 4.
  • Oscar II's 60th Birthday Competition
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xv, 272 pages
Isbn
9780821803677
Lccn
96011112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34357985
  • (OCoLC)ocm34357985
Label
Poincaré and the three body problem, June Barrow-Green
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Poincare's Memoir on the Three Body Problem
  • Ch. 6.
  • Reception of Poincare's Memoir
  • Ch. 7.
  • Poincare's Related Work after 1889
  • Ch. 8.
  • Associated Mathematical Activity
  • Ch. 9.
  • Hadamard and Birkhoff
  • Ch. 1.
  • Ch. 10.
  • Epilogue
  • App. 1.
  • A letter from Gosta Mittag-Leffler to Sonya Kovalevskaya
  • App. 2.
  • Announcement of the Oscar Competition
  • App. 3.
  • Entries received in the Oscar Competition
  • App. 4.
  • Report of the Prize Commission
  • Introduction
  • App. 5.
  • Title Pages and Tables of Contents
  • App. 6.
  • Theorems in [P1] not included in [P2]
  • Ch. 2.
  • Historical Background
  • Ch. 3.
  • Poincare's Work before 1889
  • Ch. 4.
  • Oscar II's 60th Birthday Competition
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xv, 272 pages
Isbn
9780821803677
Lccn
96011112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34357985
  • (OCoLC)ocm34357985

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