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KdV ’95 pp 91-92 | Cite as

Korteweg, de Vries, and Dutch Science at the Turn of the Century

  • A. J. Kox

Abstract

The equation that is now known as the Korteweg—de Vries equation first appeared in the doctoral dissertation of D. J. Korteweg’s student Gustav de Vries, which was defended on 1 December 1894 at the Amsterdam University [1]. That the centenary of the equation is nevertheless celebrated in 1995, instead of in 1994, has a good reason: the work of Korteweg and de Vries became internationally known through a joint paper they published in May 1895 [2].

Keywords

Doctoral Dissertation Vries Equation Joint Paper Inaugural Lecture International Fame 
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References

  1. 1.
    de Vries, G.: Bijdrage tot de kennisder lange golven, Loosjes,Haarlem, 1894.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Korteweg, D. J. and de Vries,G.: On the change of form of long waves advancing in arectangular canal, and on a new type of long stationary waves, Philosophical Magazine 39(1895), 422–443.zbMATHCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Willink, B.: Origins of the Second Golden Age of Dutch science after 1860: Intended andunintended consequences of educational reform, Social Studies of Science 21(1991), 503–526.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Korteweg, D.J.: Over voortplantings-snelheid van golven in elastische buizen,Van Doesburgh,Leiden, 1878.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Korteweg, D.J.: De wiskundeals hulpwetenschap, VanHeteren, Amsterdam, 1881.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. Kox
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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