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Author Stubhaug, Arild, 1948-

Title Niels Henrik Abel and his times : called too soon by flames afar / Arild Stubhuag ; translated from the Norwegian by Richard H. Daly.

Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, [2000]


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Uniform title Foranskutt lyn : Niels Henrik Abel og hans tid. English.
Physical description x, 580 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [553]-567) and index.
Notes "Chronological bibliography of Abel's published works:" p. [545]-551.
Originally published in Norwegian by H. Aschehoug & Co., Oslo, 1996.
Summary Despite his short life, Niels Henrik Abel (1802-1829) is considered a mathematical genius, known for the famous Abel's result on the unsolvability of quintic equations by radicals. The author, who is both a historian and a mathematician, has written the definitive biography of Abel. The original Norwegian edition was awarded the most prestigious Norwegian literary prize (Brageprisen) in the non-fiction category. Everyone with an interest in the history of mathematics and science will enjoy reading this book on one of the most famous mathematicians of the 19th century.
Subject Abel, Niels Henrik, 1802-1829.
Mathematicians -- Norway -- Biography.
ISBN 3540668349