TITLE

Sophus Lie

AUTHOR(S)
Baas, Nils A.
PUB. DATE
January 1994
SOURCE
Mathematical Intelligencer;Winter94, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Biography
ABSTRACT
Presents a biography of mathematician Sophus Lie. Difficulty in giving of an account of a mathematician's work; Birth; Educational background; Introduction to modern geometry; Physical strength; Theory of transformation; Professorship in Leipzig; Health problems; Return to Norway; Death; Contributions to science.
ACCESSION #
9406151847

 

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