Looking backward: From Euler to Riemann

Por • 13 oct, 2017 • Sección: Leyes

Athanase Papadopoulos 

Abstract: We survey the main ideas in the early history of the subjects on which Riemann worked and that led to some of his most important discoveries. The subjects discussed include the theory of functions of a complex variable, elliptic and Abelian integrals, the hypergeometric series, the zeta function, topology, differential geometry, integration, and the notion of space. We shall see that among Riemann’s predecessors in all these fields, one name occupies a prominent place, this is Leonhard Euler. The final version of this paper will appear in the book From Riemann to differential geometry and relativity (L. Ji, A. Papadopoulos and S. Yamada, ed.) Berlin: Springer, 2017

arXiv:1710.03982v1 [math.HO]

History and Overview (math.HO); Complex Variables (math.CV); Differential Geometry (math.DG); Geometric Topology (math.GT)

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