The Geometrical Origins of Lie’s Theory

  • Thomas Hawkins
Part of the Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences book series (SHMP)


According to Lie, it was during the winter of 1873–74 that his theory of groups was born. The sense in which this is correct will be indicated in the following two chapters.


Galois Theory Line Complex Projective Transformation Continuous Group Contact Transformation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Hawkins
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsBoston UniversityBostonUSA

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