The Resource The Rise and Development of the Theory of Series up to the Early 1820s, by Giovanni Ferraro, (electronic resource)

The Rise and Development of the Theory of Series up to the Early 1820s, by Giovanni Ferraro, (electronic resource)

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The Rise and Development of the Theory of Series up to the Early 1820s
Title
The Rise and Development of the Theory of Series up to the Early 1820s
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by Giovanni Ferraro
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The theory of series in the 17th and 18th centuries poses several interesting problems to historians. Most of the results derived from this time were derived using methods which would be found unacceptable today, and as a result, when one looks back to the theory of series prior to Cauchy without reconstructing internal motivations and the conceptual background, it appears as a corpus of manipulative techniques lacking in rigor whose results seem to be the puzzling fruit of the mind of a magician or diviner rather than the penetrating and complex work of great mathematicians. This monograph not only describes the entire complex of 17th and 18th century procedures and results concerning series, but it also reconstructs the implicit and explicit principles upon which they are based, draws attention to the underlying philosophy, highlights competing approaches, and investigates the mathematical context where the theory originated. The aim here is to improve the understanding of the framework of 17th and 18th century mathematics and avoid trivializing the complexity of historical development by bringing it into line with modern concepts and views and by tacitly assuming that certain results belong, in some sense, to a unified theory that has come down to us today. Giovanni Ferraro is Professor of Mathematics and History of Mathematics at University of Molise
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Ferraro, Giovanni
Dewey number
515/.24309
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COUr74VC4us
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English
LC call number
QA21-27
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences,
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  • Sequences (Mathematics)
  • Mathematics
  • Global analysis (Mathematics)
  • History of Mathematical Sciences
  • Sequences, Series, Summability
  • Real Functions
  • Analysis
Label
The Rise and Development of the Theory of Series up to the Early 1820s, by Giovanni Ferraro, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-382) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Content category
text
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  • txt
Contents
From the beginnings of the 17th century to about 1720: Convergence and formal manipulation -- Series before the rise of the calculus -- Geometrical quantities and series in Leibniz -- The Bernoulli series and Leibniz’s analogy -- Newton’s method of series -- Jacob Bernoulli’s treatise on series -- The Taylor series -- Quantities and their representations -- The formal-quantitative theory of series -- The first appearance of divergent series -- From the 1720s to the 1760s: The development of a more formal conception -- De Moivre’s recurrent series and Bernoulli’s method -- Acceleration of series and Stirling’s series -- Maclaurin’s contribution -- The young Euler between innovation and tradition -- Euler’s derivation of the Euler–Maclaurin summation formula -- On the sum of an asymptotic series -- Infinite products and continued fractions -- Series and number theory -- Analysis after the 1740s -- The formal concept of series -- The theory of series after 1760: Successes and problems of the triumphant formalism -- Lagrange inversion theorem -- Toward the calculus of operations -- Laplace’s calculus of generating functions -- The problem of analytical representation of nonelementary quantities -- Inexplicable functions -- Integration and functions -- Series and differential equations -- Trigonometric series -- Further developments of the formal theory of series -- Attempts to introduce new transcendental functions -- D’Alembert and Lagrange and the inequality technique -- The decline of the formal theory of series -- Fourier and Fourier series -- Gauss and the hypergeometric series -- Cauchy’s rejection of the 18th-century theory of series
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2008.
Extent
1 online resource (405 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780387734682
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-387-73468-2
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remote
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Label
The Rise and Development of the Theory of Series up to the Early 1820s, by Giovanni Ferraro, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-382) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
From the beginnings of the 17th century to about 1720: Convergence and formal manipulation -- Series before the rise of the calculus -- Geometrical quantities and series in Leibniz -- The Bernoulli series and Leibniz’s analogy -- Newton’s method of series -- Jacob Bernoulli’s treatise on series -- The Taylor series -- Quantities and their representations -- The formal-quantitative theory of series -- The first appearance of divergent series -- From the 1720s to the 1760s: The development of a more formal conception -- De Moivre’s recurrent series and Bernoulli’s method -- Acceleration of series and Stirling’s series -- Maclaurin’s contribution -- The young Euler between innovation and tradition -- Euler’s derivation of the Euler–Maclaurin summation formula -- On the sum of an asymptotic series -- Infinite products and continued fractions -- Series and number theory -- Analysis after the 1740s -- The formal concept of series -- The theory of series after 1760: Successes and problems of the triumphant formalism -- Lagrange inversion theorem -- Toward the calculus of operations -- Laplace’s calculus of generating functions -- The problem of analytical representation of nonelementary quantities -- Inexplicable functions -- Integration and functions -- Series and differential equations -- Trigonometric series -- Further developments of the formal theory of series -- Attempts to introduce new transcendental functions -- D’Alembert and Lagrange and the inequality technique -- The decline of the formal theory of series -- Fourier and Fourier series -- Gauss and the hypergeometric series -- Cauchy’s rejection of the 18th-century theory of series
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2008.
Extent
1 online resource (405 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780387734682
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-387-73468-2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000409094
  • (EBL)337715
  • (OCoLC)233971373
  • (SSID)ssj0000773614
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12299127
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000773614
  • (PQKBWorkID)10846054
  • (PQKB)10208902
  • (SSID)ssj0000238439
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11176025
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000238439
  • (PQKBWorkID)10222588
  • (PQKB)11770116
  • (DE-He213)978-0-387-73468-2
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC337715
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000409094

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