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Juvenile Work

  • Jesper Lützen
Part of the Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences book series (HISTORY, volume 15)

Abstract

Apart from a brief encounter with synthetic geometry, Liouville did his first research in electrodynamics. He only published two short notes [1829] and [1831] on this subject and neither were particularly original or influential. Still, it is interesting to have a closer look at their genesis because it sheds light on the formation of Liouville as a scientist and illuminates the origin of his theory of differentiation of arbitrary order.

Keywords

Heat Flux Heat Equation Riccati Equation Wave Theory Total Heat Flux 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jesper Lützen
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

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