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The Mathematician Sophus Lie

It was the Audacity of My Thinking

  • Arild Stubhaug

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. The Measure of a Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Arild Stubhaug
      Pages 3-23
  3. Family Background and Upbringing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Arild Stubhaug
      Pages 27-32
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  4. School and Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Arild Stubhaug
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  5. In Tune with the Times

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
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  6. Professor in Christiania

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
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  7. Professor in Leipzig

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Arild Stubhaug
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  8. At the End of the Road

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 433-433
    2. Arild Stubhaug
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 453-555

About this book

Introduction

Sophus Lie (1842-1899) is without doubt one of Norway's greatest scientific talents. His mathematical works have made him famous around the world no less than Niels Henrik Abel. The terms Lie groups and Lie algebra are today part of the standard mathematical vocabulary.
In his comprehensive biography the author Arild Stubhaug let us come close to both the person Sophus Lie and his time. We follow him through childhood at the vicarage in Nordfjordeid, his growing up in Moss, school and studying in Christiania, travelling in Europe and his contacts with the leading mathematicians of his time. The academic and scientific career brought Lie from Christiania to Leipzig as professor, before the attempt to call him back to Norway, when she stood on the threshhold to national sovereignty, was successful.

Keywords

Biography History of Mathematics Lie algebra education history of science mathematics time

Authors and affiliations

  • Arild Stubhaug
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-04386-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07570-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04386-8
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