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Mathematical Treasure: Sophus Lie’s Collected Papers

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

Sophus Lie (1842-1899), of Lie group and Lie algebra fame, was a Norwegian mathematician who worked on transformation groups and differential equations. The first volume of his Gesammelte Abhandlungen (Collected Papers) was published in 1934.

Title page from volume I of Gesammelte Abhandlungen, 1934

A contemporary portrait of Lie serves as the frontispiece.

Photograph of Sophus Lie from volume I of Gesammelte Abhandlungen, 1934

The first page of the table of contents for the first volume indicates some of the topics and types of materials included in the collection.

First page of table of contents from volume I of Gesammelte Abhandlungen, 1934

These images were obtained through the courtesy of the University of California’s Digital Library. The book may be viewed in its entirety in the Internet Archive.

Index to Mathematical Treasures

Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: Sophus Lie’s Collected Papers," Convergence (March 2018)

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