Correspondence of Leonhard Euler with Christian Goldbach: Volume 1 by Leonhard EulerCorrespondence of Leonhard Euler with Christian Goldbach: Volume 1 by Leonhard Euler

Correspondence of Leonhard Euler with Christian Goldbach: Volume 1

byLeonhard EulerEditorMartin Mattmüller, Franz Lemmermeyer

Hardcover | October 12, 2015

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When Leonhard Euler first arrived at the Russian Academy of Sciences, at the age of 20, his career was supported and promoted by the Academy's secretary, the Prussian jurist and amateur mathematician Christian Goldbach (1690-1764). Their encounter would grow into a lifelong friendship, as evinced by nearly 200 letters sent over 35 years.

This exchange - Euler's most substantial long-term correspondence - has now been edited for the first time with an English translation, ample commentary and documentary indices. These present an overview of 18th-century number theory, its sources and repercussions, many details of the protagonists' biographies, and a wealth of insights into academic life in St. Petersburg and Berlin between 1725 and 1765.

Part I includes an introduction and the original texts of the Euler-Goldbach letters, while Part II presents the English translations and documentary indices.

Title:Correspondence of Leonhard Euler with Christian Goldbach: Volume 1Format:HardcoverDimensions:580 pagesPublished:October 12, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3034808925

ISBN - 13:9783034808927


Table of Contents

Preface.- Introduction.- 1 Historical and biographical setting.- 1.1. Christian Goldbach: A short biography.- 1.2. Goldbach and Euler.- 1.3. The Euler-Goldbach correspondence - chronology and statistics.- 2 Main subjects of the correspondence.- 2.1. Number theory.- 2.2. Analytic tools in number theory.- 2.3. Algebra: roots of polynomials and transcendence.- 2.4. Analysis.- 2.5. Geometry, topology, combinatorics.- 2.6. Natural science.- 2.7. Professional life: Academies, prizes, publications.- 2.8. Personal life: family, travel, health.- 3 Editing the Euler-Goldbach correspondence.- 3.1. Description of the manuscript sources.- 3.2. Prior editions.- 3.3. Editorial principles.- Correspondence with Christian Goldbach. Original Texts.- Translations.- Indices: Synoptic Table.- Bibliography.- Systematic Subject Index.- Name Index.