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The Resource Paul Lévy and Maurice Fréchet : 50 years of correspondence in 107 letters, Marc Barbut, Bernard Locker, Laurent Mazliak

Paul Lévy and Maurice Fréchet : 50 years of correspondence in 107 letters, Marc Barbut, Bernard Locker, Laurent Mazliak

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Paul Lévy and Maurice Fréchet : 50 years of correspondence in 107 letters
Title
Paul Lévy and Maurice Fréchet
Title remainder
50 years of correspondence in 107 letters
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Marc Barbut, Bernard Locker, Laurent Mazliak
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
The fascinating correspondence between Paul Lvy and Maurice Frchet spans an extremely active period in French mathematics during the twentieth century. The letters of these two Frenchmen show their vicissitudes of research and passionate enthusiasm for the emerging field of modern probability theory. The letters cover various topics of mathematical importance including academic careers and professional travels, issues concerning students and committees, and the difficulties both mathematicians met to be elected to the Paris Academy of Sciences. The technical questions that occupied Lvy and Frchet on almost a daily basis are the primary focus of these letters, which are charged with elation, frustration and humour. Their mathematical victories and setbacks unfolded against the dramatic backdrop of the two World Wars and the occupation of France, during which Lvy was obliged to go into hiding. The clear and persistent desire of these mathematicians to continue their work whatever the circumstance testifies to the enlightened spirit of their discipline which was persistent against all odds. The book contains a detailed and comprehensive introduction to the central topics of the correspondence. The original text of the letters are also annotated by numerous footnotes for helpful guidance. Paul Lvy and Maurice Frchet will be useful to anybody interested in the history of mathematics in the twentieth century and, in particular, the birth of modern probability theory
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GW5XE
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Paul Lévy - Maurice Fréchet
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Barbut, Marc
Dewey number
510.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA27.F8
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Online Book
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  • Locker, Bernard
  • Mazliak, Laurent
Series statement
Sources and studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences
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  • Lévy, Paul
  • Fréchet, Maurice
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Fréchet, Maurice
  • Lévy, Paul
  • Mathematics
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Paul Lévy and Maurice Fréchet : 50 years of correspondence in 107 letters, Marc Barbut, Bernard Locker, Laurent Mazliak
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"Translation of the introductory sections and most of the notes by Peter Kleban, Professor Emeritus LASST & Department of Physics and Astronomy University of Maine."
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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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
Introduction -- Introduction to the correspondence -- 107 Letters from Paul Lvy to Maurice Frchet
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864877910
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781447156192
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4471-5619-2
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)864877910
Label
Paul Lévy and Maurice Fréchet : 50 years of correspondence in 107 letters, Marc Barbut, Bernard Locker, Laurent Mazliak
Publication
Note
"Translation of the introductory sections and most of the notes by Peter Kleban, Professor Emeritus LASST & Department of Physics and Astronomy University of Maine."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Introduction -- Introduction to the correspondence -- 107 Letters from Paul Lvy to Maurice Frchet
Control code
864877910
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781447156192
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4471-5619-2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864877910

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