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Look Inside A History of the Theory of Elasticity and of the Strength of Materials

A History of the Theory of Elasticity and of the Strength of Materials
From Galilei to the Present Time

Volume 2. Saint-Venant to Lord Kelvin

Part 2

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  • Date Published: March 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108070447

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  • A distinguished mathematician and notable university teacher, Isaac Todhunter (1820–84) became known for the successful textbooks he produced as well as for a work ethic that was extraordinary, even by Victorian standards. A scholar who read all the major European languages, Todhunter was an open-minded man who admired George Boole and helped introduce the moral science examination at Cambridge. His many gifts enabled him to produce the histories of mathematical subjects which form his lasting memorial. First published between 1886 and 1893, the present work was the last of these. Edited and completed after Todhunter's death by Karl Pearson (1857–1936), another extraordinary man who pioneered modern statistics, these volumes trace the mathematical understanding of elasticity from the seventeenth to the late nineteenth century. Volume 2 (1893) was split into two parts. Part 2 covers the work of Neumann, Kirchhoff, Clebsch, Boussinesq, and Lord Kelvin.

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    • Date Published: March 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108070447
    • length: 570 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.72kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part II:
    12. The older German elasticians
    13. Boussinesq
    14. Sir William Thomson (Lord Kelvin)
    Index
    Corrigenda and addenda to Volume 1.

  • Author

    Isaac Todhunter

    Editor

    Karl Pearson

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