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The Resource A Comet of the Enlightenment : Anders Johan Lexell's Life and Discoveries, by Johan C.-E. Stén, (electronic resource)

A Comet of the Enlightenment : Anders Johan Lexell's Life and Discoveries, by Johan C.-E. Stén, (electronic resource)

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A Comet of the Enlightenment : Anders Johan Lexell's Life and Discoveries
Title
A Comet of the Enlightenment
Title remainder
Anders Johan Lexell's Life and Discoveries
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by Johan C.-E. Stén
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Language
eng
Summary
The Finnish mathematician and astronomer Anders Johan Lexell (1740--1784) was a long-time close collaborator as well as the academic successor of Leonhard Euler at the Imperial Academy of Sciences in Saint Petersburg. Lexell was initially invited by Euler from his native town of Abo (Turku) in Finland to Saint Petersburg to assist in the mathematical processing of the astronomical data of the forthcoming transit of Venus of 1769. A few years later he became an ordinary member of the Academy. This is the first-ever full-length biography devoted to Lexell and his prolific scientific output. His rich correspondence especially from his grand tour to Germany, France and England reveals him as a lucid observer of the intellectual landscape of enlightened Europe. In the skies, a comet, a minor planet and a crater on the Moon named after Lexell also perpetuate his memory
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Stén, Johan C.-E
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non fiction
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  • Vita Mathematica
  • Springer eBooks
Series volume
17
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  • Mathematics
  • Geometry
  • Astronomy
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A Comet of the Enlightenment : Anders Johan Lexell's Life and Discoveries, by Johan C.-E. Stén, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-00618-5
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mixed
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
1 Setting the scene -- 2 The humble beginnings -- 3 New prospects in Saint Petersburg -- 4 Formation of an Academician -- 5 Professor of astronomy -- 6 Professional relations and correspondence -- 7 Academic events in Saint Petersburg -- 8 Lexell's work in mathematics -- 9 Academic Journey 1780--1781 -- 10 Return to an Academy in crisis -- 12 A sketch of Lexell's personality -- 13 Conclusion -- 14 Appendices
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978-3-319-00618-5
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unknown
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XVI, 300 pages 46 illustrations, 16 illustrations in color.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9783319006185
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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10.1007/978-3-319-00618-5
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online resource.
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absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1086454796
Label
A Comet of the Enlightenment : Anders Johan Lexell's Life and Discoveries, by Johan C.-E. Stén, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-00618-5
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1 Setting the scene -- 2 The humble beginnings -- 3 New prospects in Saint Petersburg -- 4 Formation of an Academician -- 5 Professor of astronomy -- 6 Professional relations and correspondence -- 7 Academic events in Saint Petersburg -- 8 Lexell's work in mathematics -- 9 Academic Journey 1780--1781 -- 10 Return to an Academy in crisis -- 12 A sketch of Lexell's personality -- 13 Conclusion -- 14 Appendices
Control code
978-3-319-00618-5
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XVI, 300 pages 46 illustrations, 16 illustrations in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319006185
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-00618-5
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1086454796

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