Jacob Steiner's Gesammelte Werke : Herausgegeben auf Veranlassung der königlich preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. [EBook] / edited by Karl Weierstrass. Volume 1
Jacob Steiner's Gesammelte Werke : Herausgegeben auf Veranlassung der königlich preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. [EBook] / edited by Karl Weierstrass. Volume 1
The Swiss mathematician Jakob Steiner (17961863) came from a poor background with an incomplete education, yet such was his mathematical talent that eventually the Prussian university system adapted itself to him rather than he to it. A geometer in an age dominated by analysts, he pursued his own i...
Personal Name(s):  Steiner, Jakob, (author) 

Weierstrass, Karl, (editor)  
Imprint: 
Cambridge :
Cambridge University Press,
2013

Physical Description: 
1 online resource (viii, 527 pages) 
Note: 
englisch 
ISBN: 
9781139567930 9781108059213 
Series Title: 
Cambridge library collection. Mathematics

Subject (LOC):  
Full Text 
The Swiss mathematician Jakob Steiner (17961863) came from a poor background with an incomplete education, yet such was his mathematical talent that eventually the Prussian university system adapted itself to him rather than he to it. A geometer in an age dominated by analysts, he pursued his own interests in his own way. The elegant results which bear his name  including Steiner circles, systems and symmetrisation  are known to most mathematicians today. Considered by many to be the greatest geometer since Apollonius of Perga, Steiner did important work on systemising geometry, laying the foundation for much later work on projective geometry. Edited by the eminent mathematician Karl Weierstrass (181597), this twovolume edition of Steiner's collected works offers scholars access to his influential writings in the original German. Volume 1 was published in 1881. 