The Mathematical Papers of Sir William Rowan Hamilton, Volume 4: Geometry, Analysis, Astronomy, Probability and Finite Differences, Miscellaneous

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This fourth and final volume of The Collected Papers of Sir William Rowan Hamilton (1805-1865) contains three previously unpublished and important manuscripts, namely, System of Rays and two lengthy letters to de Morgan on definite integrals and Hart on anharmonic coordinates. In addition, the volume contains reprinted papers on geometry, analysis, astronomy, probability, and finite differences, as well as a collection of papers on other topics. A cumulative index for all three volumes is provided, as well as a CD-ROM with all four volumes of the Collected Papers.

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"The academy is to be congratulated on having completed the publication of its most famous member's mathematical works... Probably of greatest interest to potential purchasers of this volume is a CD inside the back cover that includes all four volumes... This is probably one of the last efforts to publish the collected works of an important mathematician in a beautiful hardcover edition. It is a fitting tribute to an extraordinary man and a great mathematician." Thomas L. Hankins, Isis
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521592161
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Pages: 852
  • Product dimensions: 8.62 (w) x 10.87 (h) x 1.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. System of Rays, Part III; Part III; Part II. Letter to De Morgan, 15 February 1858, and 15 July 1858; Part III. Letter to Dr. Hart 1860; Part IV. Geometry; Part V. Analysis; Part VI. Astronomy; Part VII. Probability and Finite Differences; Part VIII. Miscellaneous.

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