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La correspondance entre Henri Poincaré et les astronomes et géodésiens

Walter, S., Krömer, R., Nabonnand, P., Schiavon, M. (Réd.)

2014, Env. 450 p.

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  • À propos de ce livre

  • The letters, nearly all previously unpublished, are fully annotated, with explanations of political, cultural, and technical issues raised by Poincaré and his correspondents
  • Indispensable for understanding the wide-ranging activity of Henri Poincaré, at the intersection of the history of astronomy, the dynamics of systems, and the politics of empire
  • Provides new source materials revealing the nature and extent of Poincaré's activity as president of the Bureau of Longitudes

The letters in this volume cover Poincaré's multifaceted career in astronomy in its entirety, extending from the time of his first publications in 1880 to the end of his life in 1912. At a tender age, Poincaré established his authority in questions of celestial mechanics, and his counsel was soon sought out on technical points by the leading astronomers and geodesists of the day, including C.V.L. Charlier, G.H. Darwin, F.R. Helmert, A. Lindstedt A.M. Lyapunov, Simon Newcomb, and Karl Schwarzschild. Poincaré and his correspondents take up topics ranging from the three-body problem and the theory of orbits to perturbation theory and the figure of rotating fluid masses. The volume also sheds light on Poincaré's three terms as president of the Bureau of Longitudes, where he guided French astronomy through ambitious projects, such as measuring an arc of meridian near Quito.

Content Level » Research

Mots clés » Poincaré, Henri - Wissenschaftsgeschichte

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Archives dépositaires.- Abbréviations.- Oscar Backlund.- Benjamin Baillaud.- Marcel Betrand.- Guillaume Bigourdan.- Roland Bonaparte.- Robert Emile Bourgeois.- Henry Bourget.- Martin Brendel.- Octave Callandreau.- Carl Vilhelm Charlier.- William Henry Mahoney Christie.- Nicolae Coculesco.- Louis-Joseph-Auguste de Commines de Marsilly.- Eugène Cosserat.- George Howard Darwin.- Hervé Faye.- Camille Flammarion.- Wilhelm Julius Foerster.- Maurice Fouché.- Hugo Gyldén.- Spiru C. Haret.- Philippe Eugène Hatt.- Friedrich Robert Helmert.- George William Hill.- Jules Janssen.- Jean-Marie Lacombe.- Charles Lallemand.- Albert de Lapparent.- Aimé Laussedat.- Auguste Lebeuf.- Aleksandr Mikhailovich Liapounoff.- Anders Lindstedt.- J. Norman Lockyer.- Edgar Odell Lovett.- George William Myers.- Simon Newcomb.- Henri Perrotin.- Rodolphe Radau.- Karl Schwarzschild.- Martial Simonin.- J. Tessin.- Thorvald Nicolai Thiele.- François-Félix Tisserand.- Aloys Verschaffel.- Bureau des longitudes.- Documents divers.- Complément au tome 2 : Heike Kamerlingh Onnes

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