NIELS HENRIK ABEL and his Times: Called Too Soon by Flames Afar

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Springer Science & Business Media, 17 d’abr. 2013 - 580 pàgines
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Read about the dramatic life of an outstanding mathematical genius: Niels Henrik Abel (1802-1829). Arild Stubhaug, who is both a historian and a mathematician, has written the definitive biography of Niels Henrik Abel. The Norwegian original edition was a sensational success, and Arild Stubhaug was awarded the most prestigious Norwegian literary prize (Brageprisen) in the category non-fiction. Everyone with an interest in the history of mathematics and science will enjoy reading this book on one of the most famous mathematicians of the 19th century.
 

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PART
2
A Short Life
3
PART II
32
The Abel Family Tree
35
Fathers Period of Schooling and Study in Denmark
45
Vicar and Curate 55
54
Abel and the Simonsen Family in Risør
59
PART III
66
The Course of Studies and the Teachers
255
Student Life and Circle of Friends 261
260
Spring and Early Summer 1822
271
Summer Autumn Winter Spring 277
276
Copenhagen Travel Summer 1823
287
The Quintic Equation and Future Plans
301
Betrothal and Preparations 311
310
PART VI
320

Priest at Finnøy Church Affairs in the Kristiansand Diocese
69
Niels Henriks First Years 79
78
Childhood Learning Childhood Faith
85
Everyday Life in the Shadow of War
89
Ground Swells from Offshore
97
New Sounds in City and Hamlet 103
102
Home and Abroad Crises and Turning Points
109
S G Abel Steps into Politics
115
The Times During Which Niels Henrik Grew Up 125
124
Niels Henrik Leaves Home
131
PART IV
138
Meeting A New Era
141
School Life Money Worries and the Joys of the Theatre 147
146
Everyday Life in Christiania S G Abel Enters the Public Spotlight
161
Confirmation and Direction in Life 171
170
The Fateful Year 1818
181
Christiania Fall 1818
199
Into Mathematical History
201
School Days and Many More Stories
213
To the Examen artium and Further Studies
223
Student and Homeless
239
PART V
249
Free Room and Board at Regentsen 251
250
Through Copenhagen and Hamburg to Berlin 323
321
Berlin October 1825 to March 1826
329
Via Leipzig to Freiberg 351
350
Through Dresden to Prague
355
To Vienna
369
From Vienna to Graz and Trieste 379
378
Onward to Venice via Bologna to Bolzano
385
In the Dolomites over to Innsbruck and on to Mount Rigi 391
390
Paris July 1oth to December 29th 1826
395
43
418
The Homeward Journey via Berlin and Copenhagen
421
PART VII
428
Christiania Autumn 1827 441
440
From January to July 1828
451
The Final Summer
459
The Final Round Autumn 1828
465
PART VIII
478
Chronology
497
Chronological Bibliography of Abels Published Works
545
Annotated Bibliography
553
INDEX OF NAMES
569
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