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Mathematical Treasure: Liouville's Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics

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

Joseph Liouville (1809-1882) was a French mathematician who taught at the École Polytechnique, the École Centrale, and the Collège de France. He was a versatile mathematician and had his name associated with several mathematical concepts. In 1836, he founded the Journal de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées and remained its editor for many years. This journal became very influential, becoming the forum for the French mathematical community.

A reader knowledgeable in French would benefit greatly in reviewing available issues of this work made accessible on the Internet Archive by the University of Ottawa. The title page and table of contents from the second volume of series 3, published in 1876, are shown below:

Title page of Volume 2, Series 3 of Journal de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées, 1876

First page of table of contents of Volume 2, Series 3 of Journal de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées, 1876

Second page of table of contents of Volume 2, Series 3 of Journal de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées, 1876

 

The first volume of series 9, published in 1922, contained a photograph and obituary of Camille Jordan.

Title page of Volume 1, Series 9 of Journal de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées, 1922

Photo of Camille Jordan from Volume 1, Series 9 of Journal de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées, 1922

Obituary of Camille Jordan from Volume 1, Series 9 of Journal de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées, 1922

For images of the Table of Contents from the very first edition of this journal, see Mathematics Treasure: First Edition of Liouville's Journal (1836) here in Convergence.

Index to Mathematical Treasures

Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: Liouville's Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics," Convergence (March 2019)

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