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A Comet of the Enlightenment

Johan C.-E. Stén
Publisher: 
Birkhäuser
Publication Date: 
2014
Number of Pages: 
300
Format: 
Hardcover
Series: 
Vita Mathematica 17
Price: 
129.00
ISBN: 
9783319006178
Category: 
Monograph
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1 Setting the scene.- 2 The humble beginnings.- 3 New prospects in Saint Petersburg.- 4 Formation of an Academician.- 5 Professor of astronomy.- 6 Professional relations and correspondence.- 7 Academic events in Saint Petersburg.- 8 Lexell’s work in mathematics.- 9 Academic Journey 1780–1781.- 10 Return to an Academy in crisis.- 12 A sketch of Lexell’s personality.- 13 Conclusion.- 14 Appendices.

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