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Mathematical Treasure: Cauchy’s Mathematical Physics

Author(s): 
Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University)

Augustin Cauchy (1789-1857) is recognized as a talented mathematician whose expertise in varied fields of mathematics is equally well known. His Exercices d’Analyse et de Physique Mathématique (Exercises in Analysis and Mathematical Physics), written in four volumes during the period 1840-1847, is considered one of his most important works in applied mathematics. Volume I appeared in 1840.

Title page for Exercices d'Analyse et de Physique Mathematique by Cauchy

The topics in the Table of Contents to the first volume testify to the scope of coverage.

First page of Table of Contents for Exercices d'Analyse et de Physique Mathematique by Cauchy

Second page of Table of Contents for Exercices d'Analyse et de Physique Mathematique by Cauchy

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Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University) , "Mathematical Treasure: Cauchy’s Mathematical Physics," Convergence (July 2017)

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