The Resource André-Louis Cholesky : mathematician, topographer and army officer, Claude Brezinski, Dominiqu Tournès

André-Louis Cholesky : mathematician, topographer and army officer, Claude Brezinski, Dominiqu Tournès

Label
André-Louis Cholesky : mathematician, topographer and army officer
Title
André-Louis Cholesky
Title remainder
mathematician, topographer and army officer
Statement of responsibility
Claude Brezinski, Dominiqu Tournès
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Outside the professional circles of topography and applied mathematics, the life and work of André-Louis Cholesky (1875-1918) are still relatively unknown to the scientific community. This new book appreciably widens the exposure of his remarkable personal achievements in topography and mathematics to a much larger international audience. Cholesky is also interesting to historians because he is a perfect representative of the "scientists engineers" that, since the early 19th century, had issued from the French scientific high schools. Because they had received a high level of mathematical education, they were able to innovate in their practice of engineering. In the case of Cholesky, this resulted in original contributions in artillery, topography, numerical analysis and graphical calculation. In addition, the book places his education and works within the history of several European countries through the 17th to 19th centuries. The book begins with Cholesky's biography, followed by his family's history and an introduction to topography. It continues with a historical analysis of an unpublished paper (translated into English) in which Cholesky explained his method for linear systems. Cholesky's other works are then described, such as his participation in teaching at a superior "school by correspondence" founded by Léon Eyrolles. His important unpublished book in French on graphical calculation, which is reproduced in its entirety, is analyzed in detail and compared to similar contemporary publications. The biography of Ernest Benoit, who wrote the first paper on Cholesky's method, is provided. Various documents, highlighting the life and the personality of Cholesky, round out his story and end the book
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
510.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA29.C46
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
André-Louis Cholesky : mathematician, topographer and army officer, Claude Brezinski, Dominiqu Tournès
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Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Biography of Cholesky -- Cholesky's family -- On topography -- The method of Cholesky for linear systems -- Other works of Cholesky -- Léon Eyrolles and his superior school -- An unpublished book by Cholesky -- Ernest Benoît -- Documents -- Acknowledgments -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn887253170
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 311 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319081359
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-08135-9
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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.b31764058
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)887253170
  • springer3319081349

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