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Re: Joseph Liouville is underappreciated
Posted:
Jul 16, 2012 9:06 AM


In article <365889cac1c840ce914bd1795bb7eb23@n33g2000vbi.googlegroups.com>, WM <mueckenh@rz.fhaugsburg.de> wrote:
> On 16 Jul., 11:09, James Dow Allen <jdallen2...@yahoo.com> wrote: > > One of my hobbies is reading about the history of mathematics. > > Reading about Joseph Liouville, who brought Galois' work to the > > attention > > of the world and made important advances in mathematical physics, > > has led me to the conclusion that he is largely underappreciated. > > For example: > > > > The > > webpagehttp://trace.tennessee.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1002&context=u. > > .. > > shows interesting numbertheory results by Joseph Liouville and makes > > the interesting claim: > > > > > Nowadays this identity has fallen into obscurity together > > > with most other numbertheoretic results of Liouville, > > > who had discovered more formulae in number theory > > > than anyone else in history, Ramanujan included. > > > > Comments? > > I don't know of his number theoretic work, but agree that he has been > underappreciated. He discovered the transcendental numbers and he > anticipated Heisenberg's uncertainty relation by his phase space > theorem. > > Regards, WM
How many mathematicians have BOTH a crater on the moon AND a street in Paris named after them?
 G. A. Edgar http://www.math.ohiostate.edu/~edgar/



