Collected Works of Charles François Sturm

  • Jean-Claude Pont

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Charles François Sturm: notice biographique

    1. Jean-Claude Pont, Isaac Benguigui
      Pages 1-11
  3. L’Œuvre algébrique de Charles François Sturm

    1. Hourya Benis Sinaceur
      Pages 13-24
  4. Charles François Sturm and Differential Equations

    1. Jasper Lützen, Angelo Mingarelli
      Pages 25-47
  5. Charles François Sturm’s Writings on Optics

  6. Mécanique

    1. Patricia Radelet de Grave
      Pages 67-110
  7. Compressibilite des liquides et vitesse un son

    1. Jean-Claude Pont
      Pages 111-114
  8. Collected Works of Charles François Sturm

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. M. Thomas de St-Laurent, M. Ch. Sturm
      Pages 117-131
    3. MM. Vecten, MM. Querret, MM. Vernier, Ch. Sturm
      Pages 160-165
    4. M. Ch. Sturm
      Pages 166-173
    5. M. Ch. Sturm
      Pages 197-210
    6. M. Ch. Sturm
      Pages 212-218
    7. M. Ch. Sturm
      Pages 267-295
    8. M. Ch. Sturm
      Pages 297-322
    9. M. Ch. Sturm
      Pages 333-333
    10. MM. D. Colladon, C. Sturm
      Pages 589-669
    11. C. Sturm
      Pages 671-698
    12. M. Sturm
      Pages 721-731
    13. M. Sturm
      Pages 746-779
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 803-808

About this book


Charles François Sturm was born in Geneva, Switzerland, on September 29, 1803. He obtained his scientific education in this city and began his rich scientific career there through significant research in sound propagation and compressibility of fluids. In September of 2003, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of his birth, his home city honoured his worldwide recognition with a colloquium and workshop under the sponsorship of the University of Geneva.

This volume is based on lectures presented at that colloquium, which focused on C.F. Sturm's own work. The book contains a selection of reproductions of his scientific publications. Sturm contributed notably to geometry (theory of polygons, elementary geometry, projective geometry, conic sections), algebra, analysis (differential equations, series), optics (caustics, physiological optics), mechanics, and other areas of physics (particularly fluid mechanics and speed of sound in water).

These original papers are accompanied by contributions from internationally renowned experts who have worked on and deepened understanding of many topics of interest to Sturm, in particular differential equations, optics and algebraic curves. The volume complements the book Sturm-Liouville Theory. Past and Present (ISBN 978-3-7643-7066-4) that also originates from that colloquium.


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  • Jean-Claude Pont
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