Jacobi’s Lectures on Dynamics

Delivered at the University of Königsberg in the winter semester 1842–1843 and according to the notes prepared by C. W. Brockardt

  • Editors
  • A. Clebsch

Part of the Texts and Readings in Mathematics book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. A. Clebsch
    Pages 1-6
  3. A. Clebsch
    Pages 7-15
  4. A. Clebsch
    Pages 46-54
  5. A. Clebsch
    Pages 77-91
  6. A. Clebsch
    Pages 219-228
  7. A. Clebsch
    Pages 259-266
  8. A. Clebsch
    Pages 316-327
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 328-342

About this book


The name of C. G. J. Jacobi is familiar to every student of mathematics, thanks to the Jacobion determinant, the Hamilton-Jacobi equations in dynamics, and the Jacobi identity for vector fields. Best known for his contributions to the theory of elliptic and abelian functions, Jacobi is also known for his innovative teaching methods and for running the first research seminar in pure mathematics. A record of his lectures on Dynamics given in 1842-43 at Konigsberg, edited by A. Clebsch, has been available in the original German. This is an English translation. It is not just a historical document; the modern reader can learn much about the subject directly from one of its great masters.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Hindustan Book Agency (India) 2009
  • Publisher Name Hindustan Book Agency, Gurgaon
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-81-85931-91-3
  • Online ISBN 978-93-86279-62-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-8717
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-8725
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