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Book DetailsSpectrumVolume: 53; 2007; 425 pp
This book is an English translation of a collection of papers in Russian from a conference held in Moscow and St. Petersburg in 1983, 200 years after Euler's death. Two of the Russian papers in the collection are translations from the German. The present English translation appears in 2007, 300 years after his birth. We speak of the 'Age of Euler.' A justification of this term is provided by a list of scientific terms connected with Euler's name and his many contributions to pure mathematics, well known in the mathematical community, and, in part, covered in this volume. What makes this collection remarkable, though, is the extensive treatment of Euler's contributions outside pure mathematics — to astronomy, celestial mechanics, ballistics, history of science, instruments and technology, physics, mechanics, hydromechanics, mechanics of elastic systems, variational principles of mechanics, and a mathematical theory of music. In addition to this survey of his contributions to science, we find here material otherwise very difficult to find, detailed accounts of Euler's family life, and the careers pursued by his children and grandchildren. Readers otherwise well informed about Euler and his work will find here much to enhance their appreciation of this extraordinary scientist and human being. For significant and factual knowledge of Euler's contributions to science past and present, this book is easily the best available choice.

Table of Contents

Articles

From the Editors

A. P. Aleksandrov — Opening Speech of the Symposium “Modern Developments of Euler’s Ideas” October 24, 1983

A. P. Yushkevich — Leonhard Euler: his life and work

Yu. Kh. Kopelevich — Leonhard Euler, active and honored member of the Petersburg Academy of Sciences

E. P. Ozhigova — The part played by the Petersburg Academy of Sciences (the Academy of Sciences of the USSR) in the publication of Euler’s collected works

K. Grau — Leonhard Euler and the Berlin Academy of Sciences

K.R. Biermann — Was Leonhard Euler driven from Berlin by J. H. Lambert?

E. Knobloch — Euler’s Mathematical Notebooks

G. P. Matvievskaya — On Euler’s Surviving Manuscripts and Notebooks

G. P. Matvievskaya and E. P. Ozhigova — The Manuscript Materials of Euler on Number Theory

I. G. Bashmakova — Euler’s Contribution to Algebra

T. A. Lavrinenko — Diophantine Equations in Euler’s Works

G. K. Mikhaĭlov and L. I. Sedov — The Foundations of Mechanics and Hydrodynamics in Euler’s Works

V. V. Rumyantsev — Leonhard Euler and the Variational Principles of Mechanics

N. V. Banichuk and Ishlinskiĭ — Leonhard Euler and the Mechanics of Elastic Systems

N. N. Polyakhov — Euler’s Research in Mechanics during the First Petersburg Period

A. P. Mandryka — The Significance of Euler’s Research in Ballistics

V. K. Abalakin and E. A. Grebenikov — Euler and the Development of Astronomy in Russia

N. I. Nevskaya and K. V. Kholshevnikov — Euler and the Evolution of Celestial Mechanics

N. I. Nevskaya — New Evidence Concerning Euler’s Development as an Astronomer and Historian of Science

A. P. Yushkevich and R. Taton — Leonhard Euler in Correspondence with Clairaut, d’Alembert, and Lagrance

A. T. Grigor′ian and V. S. Kirsanov — Letters to a German Princess and Euler’s Physics

N. M. Raskin — Euler and I. P. Kulibin

E. V. Gertsman — Euler and the History of a Certain MusicalMathematical Idea

S. S. TserlyukAskadskaya — Euler’s MusicTheoretical Manuscripts and the Formation of his Conception of the Theory of Music

G. B. Andreeva and M. P. Vikturina — An Unknown Portrait of Euler by J. F. A. Darbès

Nikolaĭ Fuss — Eulogy in Memory of Leonhard Euler

I. R. Gekker and A. A. Euler — Leonhard Euler’s Family and Descendants


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This book is an English translation of a collection of papers in Russian from a conference held in Moscow and St. Petersburg in 1983, 200 years after Euler's death. Two of the Russian papers in the collection are translations from the German. The present English translation appears in 2007, 300 years after his birth. We speak of the 'Age of Euler.' A justification of this term is provided by a list of scientific terms connected with Euler's name and his many contributions to pure mathematics, well known in the mathematical community, and, in part, covered in this volume. What makes this collection remarkable, though, is the extensive treatment of Euler's contributions outside pure mathematics — to astronomy, celestial mechanics, ballistics, history of science, instruments and technology, physics, mechanics, hydromechanics, mechanics of elastic systems, variational principles of mechanics, and a mathematical theory of music. In addition to this survey of his contributions to science, we find here material otherwise very difficult to find, detailed accounts of Euler's family life, and the careers pursued by his children and grandchildren. Readers otherwise well informed about Euler and his work will find here much to enhance their appreciation of this extraordinary scientist and human being. For significant and factual knowledge of Euler's contributions to science past and present, this book is easily the best available choice.

Articles

From the Editors

A. P. Aleksandrov — Opening Speech of the Symposium “Modern Developments of Euler’s Ideas” October 24, 1983

A. P. Yushkevich — Leonhard Euler: his life and work

Yu. Kh. Kopelevich — Leonhard Euler, active and honored member of the Petersburg Academy of Sciences

E. P. Ozhigova — The part played by the Petersburg Academy of Sciences (the Academy of Sciences of the USSR) in the publication of Euler’s collected works

K. Grau — Leonhard Euler and the Berlin Academy of Sciences

K.R. Biermann — Was Leonhard Euler driven from Berlin by J. H. Lambert?

E. Knobloch — Euler’s Mathematical Notebooks

G. P. Matvievskaya — On Euler’s Surviving Manuscripts and Notebooks

G. P. Matvievskaya and E. P. Ozhigova — The Manuscript Materials of Euler on Number Theory

I. G. Bashmakova — Euler’s Contribution to Algebra

T. A. Lavrinenko — Diophantine Equations in Euler’s Works

G. K. Mikhaĭlov and L. I. Sedov — The Foundations of Mechanics and Hydrodynamics in Euler’s Works

V. V. Rumyantsev — Leonhard Euler and the Variational Principles of Mechanics

N. V. Banichuk and Ishlinskiĭ — Leonhard Euler and the Mechanics of Elastic Systems

N. N. Polyakhov — Euler’s Research in Mechanics during the First Petersburg Period

A. P. Mandryka — The Significance of Euler’s Research in Ballistics

V. K. Abalakin and E. A. Grebenikov — Euler and the Development of Astronomy in Russia

N. I. Nevskaya and K. V. Kholshevnikov — Euler and the Evolution of Celestial Mechanics

N. I. Nevskaya — New Evidence Concerning Euler’s Development as an Astronomer and Historian of Science

A. P. Yushkevich and R. Taton — Leonhard Euler in Correspondence with Clairaut, d’Alembert, and Lagrance

A. T. Grigor′ian and V. S. Kirsanov — Letters to a German Princess and Euler’s Physics

N. M. Raskin — Euler and I. P. Kulibin

E. V. Gertsman — Euler and the History of a Certain MusicalMathematical Idea

S. S. TserlyukAskadskaya — Euler’s MusicTheoretical Manuscripts and the Formation of his Conception of the Theory of Music

G. B. Andreeva and M. P. Vikturina — An Unknown Portrait of Euler by J. F. A. Darbès

Nikolaĭ Fuss — Eulogy in Memory of Leonhard Euler

I. R. Gekker and A. A. Euler — Leonhard Euler’s Family and Descendants