The Mathematician Sophus Lie: It was the Audacity of My Thinking / Edition 1

The Mathematician Sophus Lie: It was the Audacity of My Thinking / Edition 1

by R. Daly, Arild Stubhaug
     
 

ISBN-10: 3642075703

ISBN-13: 9783642075704

Pub. Date: 11/10/2010

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

Sophus Lie (1842-1899) is one of Norways greatest scientific talents. His mathematical works have made him famous around the world no less than Niels Henrik Abel. The terms "Lie groups" and "Lie algebra" are part of the standard mathematical vocabulary. In his comprehensive biography the author Arild Stubhaug introduces us to both the person Sophus Lie and his time

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Sophus Lie (1842-1899) is one of Norways greatest scientific talents. His mathematical works have made him famous around the world no less than Niels Henrik Abel. The terms "Lie groups" and "Lie algebra" are part of the standard mathematical vocabulary. In his comprehensive biography the author Arild Stubhaug introduces us to both the person Sophus Lie and his time. We follow him through: childhood at the vicarage in Nordfjordeid; his youthful years in Moss; education in Christiania; travels in Europe; and learn about his contacts with the leading mathematicians of his time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642075704
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
11/10/2010
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2002
Pages:
555
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

I The Measure of a Life.- Tracking Him Down: A Torrent of Stories.- II Family Background and Upbringing.- The Family Tree.- The Priestly Family at Nordfjordeid.- Father’s Home in Moss.- III School and Education.- Nissen’s School. Examen Artium.- Student Life.- The Lack of a Calling.- IV In Tune with the Times.- Into Mathematical History.- There was a Mathematician in Him.- The First Tour Abroad.- Parliamentary Professor.- V Professor in Christiania.- “My Inner Life Has Been Most Mighty”.- “My Life’s Good Fortune”.- Marriage at Last.- Herr Professor mit seiner Gemahlin.- In the Lee of “the Modern Breakthrough”.- A Steady Stream of Works.- The Mathematical Milieu at Home and Abroad.- “It is Lonely, Terribly Lonely”.- Summoned to Leipzig.- VI Professor in Leipzig.- The Coming Period: A More Difficult Balancing Act.- In the Big City of Leipzig.- Breakdown.- Fame.- Conflicts.- Norwegian Students.- Back to Norway.- VII At the End of the Road.- The Final Years.- Appendices.- Chronology.- Notes and Commentaries.- Sophus Lie’s Descendants.- Chronological Bibliography of Sophus Lie’s Published Works.- Acknowledgements.- List of Literature.- Index of Names.

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