References for Joseph-Louis Lagrange

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  1. J Itard, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
    http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-2830902426.html
  2. Biography in Encyclopaedia Britannica.
    http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9046837/Joseph-Louis-Lagrange-comte-de-lEmpire

Books:

  1. W Barroso Filho, La mécanique de Lagrange, Principes et méthodes (Paris, 1994).
  2. M T Borgato and L Pepe, Lagrange : Appunti per una biografia scientifica (Torino, 1990).
  3. P Cossali, Elogio di L Lagrange (Padua, 1813).
  4. J B J Delambre, Notice sur la vie et les ouvages de M le Comte J L Lagrange, Mémoires de la class des sciences matématique de l'institut 1812 (Paris, 1816).
  5. D Herrmann, Joseph Louis Lagrange (1736-1813) (Berlin-Treptow, 1963).
  6. O Stamfort, Lagrange, in H Wussing and W Arnold, Biographien bedeutender Mathematiker (Berlin, 1983).

Articles:

  1. C Baltus, Continued fractions and the Pell equations : The work of Euler and Lagrange, Comm. Anal. Theory Contin. Fractions 3 (1994), 4-31.
  2. W Barroso Filho and C Comte, La formalisation de la dynamique par Lagrange (1736-1813), in Sciences à l'époque de la Révolution Française (Paris, 1988), 329-348.
  3. G Beaujouan, Documents nouveaux concernant Lagrange, Rev. Hist. Sci. Appl. 3 (1950), 110-132.
  4. E Bellone, Boltzmann and Lagrange : 'classical' quanta and beliefs about irreversibility (Italian), in Science and philosophy (Milan, 1985), 517-532.
  5. M T Borgato and L Pepe, The family letters of Joseph-Louis Lagrange (Italian), Boll. Storia Sci. Mat. 9 (2) (1989), 192-318.
  6. M T Borgato and L Pepe, An unpublished memoir of Lagrange on the theory of parallels (Italian), Boll. Storia Sci. Mat. 8 (2) (1988), 307-335.
  7. M T Borgato and L Pepe, Lagrange in Turin (1750-1759) and his unpublished lectures at the Royal School of Artillery (Italian), Boll. Storia Sci. Mat. 7 (2) (1987), 3-43.
  8. B Buraux-Bourgeois, L'analyse diophantienne chez Lagrange, in Analyse diophantienne et géométrie algébrique (Paris, 1993), 13-23.
  9. I Chobanov, Lagrange and mechanics : myth and reality (Bulgarian), Annuaire Univ. Sofia Fac. Math. Méc. 78 (2) (1984), 3-46.
  10. C Comte, Joseph-Louis Lagrange poète scientifique et citoyen europeen, La Recherche 208 (1989), 394-396.
  11. P Costabel, Lagrange et l'art analytique, Comptes rendus de l'Académie des sciences. Série génerale, La vie des sciences (1989), 167-177.
  12. P Delsedime, La disputa delle corde vibranti ed una lettera inedita di Lagrange a Daniel Bernoulli, Physis - Riv. Internaz. Storia Sci. 13 (2) (1971), 117-146.
  13. P Dugac, La théorie des fonctions analytiques de Lagrange et la notion d'infini, in Konzepte des mathematisch Unendlichen im 19. Jahrhundert (Göttingen, 1990), 34-46.
  14. S B Engelsman, Lagrange's early contributions to the theory of first-order partial differential equations, Historia Math. 7 (1) (1980), 7-23.
  15. C G Fraser, Isoperimetric problems in the variational calculus of Euler and Lagrange, Historia Math. 19 (1) (1992), 4-23.
  16. C G Fraser, Lagrange's analytical mathematics, its Cartesian origins and reception in Comte's positive philosophy, Stud. Hist. Philos. Sci. 21 (2) (1990), 243-256.
  17. C G Fraser, Joseph Louis Lagrange's algebraic vision of the calculus, Historia Math. 14 (1) (1987), 38-53.
  18. C G Fraser, J L Lagrange's changing approach to the foundations of the calculus of variations, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 32 (2) (1985), 151-191.
  19. C G Fraser, J L Lagrange's early contributions to the principles and methods of mechanics, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 28 (3) (1983), 197-241.
  20. C G Fraser, Isoperimetric problems in the calculus of variations of Euler and Lagrange (Spanish), Mathesis 8 (1) (1992), 31-53.
  21. M Galuzzi, Lagrange's essay 'Recherches sur la manière de former des tables des planètes d'après les seules observations', Rev. Histoire Math. 1 (2) (1995), 201-233.
  22. J V Grabiner, The calculus as algebra, the calculus as geometry : Lagrange, Maclaurin, and their legacy, in Vita mathematica (Washington, DC, 1996), 131-143.
  23. I Grattan-Guinness, A Paris curiosity, 1814 : Delambre's obituary of Lagrange, and its 'supplement', in Science and philosophy (Milan, 1985), 664-677.
  24. A T Grigor'yan, Lagrange's works on mechanics (Russian), Voprosy Istor. Estestvoznan. i Tehn. Vyp. 20 (1966), 46-51.
  25. A T Grigor'yan, Lagrange's work on mechanics. On the occasion of the bicentennial of the publication of 'Mécanique analytique' (Russian), Studies in the history of physics and mechanics 1989 'Nauka' (Moscow, 1989), 157-170.
  26. R R Hamburg, The theory of equations in the 18th century : the work of Joseph Lagrange, Arch. History Exact Sci. 16 (1) (1976/77), 17-36.
  27. Y Hirano, Quelques remarques sur les travaux de Lagrange - qui concernent la théorie des équations algébriques et la notion préliminaire de groupes, Historia Sci. (2) 5 (1) (1995), 75-84.
  28. H N Jahnke, A structuralist view of Lagrange's algebraic analysis and the German combinatorial school, in The space of mathematics (Berlin, 1992), 280-295.
  29. G Julia, La vie et l'oeuvre de J.-L. Lagrange, Enseignement Math. 39 (1942-1950), 9-21.
  30. T Koetsier, Joseph Louis Lagrange (1736-1813) : his life, his work and his personality, Nieuw Arch. Wisk. (4) 4 (3) (1986), 191-205.
  31. A Korn, Joseph Louis Lagrange, Mathematische Geschichte Sitzungsberichte 12 (1913), 90-94.
  32. Lagrange (o Lagrangia), Giuseppe Luigi, Enciclopedia Italiana XX (Rome, 1933), 380-381.
  33. G Loria, Essai d'une bibliographie de Lagrange, Isis 40 (1949), 112-117.
  34. V A Ogannisjan, Joseph Louis Lagrange (Russian), Armjan. Gos. Ped. Inst. Sb. Naucn. Trud. Ser. Fiz.-Mat. Vyp. 3 (1966), 99-110.
  35. M Panza, Eliminating time : Newton, Lagrange and the inverse problem of resisting motion (Italian), Conference on the History of Mathematics (Rende, 1991), 487-537.
  36. M Panza, The analytical foundation of mechanics of discrete systems in Lagrange's 'Théorie des fonctions analytiques', compared with Lagrange's earlier treatments of this topic II, Historia Sci. (2) 1 (3) (1992), 181-212.
  37. M Panza, The analytical foundation of mechanics of discrete systems in Lagrange's 'Théorie des fonctions analytiques', compared with Lagrange's earlier treatments of this topic I, Historia Sci. (2) 1 (2) (1991), 87-132.
  38. L Pepe, Supplement to the bibliography of Lagrange : the 'rapports' to the first class of the Institute (Italian), Boll. Storia Sci. Mat. 12 (2) (1992), 279-301.
  39. L Pepe, Three 'first editions' and an unpublished introduction to Lagrange's 'Théorie des fonctions analytiques' (Italian), Boll. Storia Sci. Mat. 6 (1) (1986), 17-44.
  40. L Pepe, Lagrange and his treatises on mathematical analysis (Italian), in Symposia mathematica XXVII (London-New York, 1986), 69-99.
  41. R Roth, The origin of the theory of groups : The theorem of Lagrange (1771) (Spanish), Bol. Mat. 3 (1969), 137-141.
  42. G Sarton, Lagrange's personality (1736-1813), Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc. 88 (1944), 457-496.
  43. A L Shields, Lagrange and the 'Mecanique analytique', The Mathematical intelligencer 10 (4) (1988), 7-10.
  44. Z Siki'c, Joseph Louis Lagrange (on the 250th anniversary of his birth), Matematika (Zagreb) 15 (4) (1986), 47-50.
  45. J-M Souriau, La structure symplectique de la mécanique décrite par Lagrange en 1811, Math. Sci. Humaines 94 (1986), 45-54.
  46. A S Sumbatov, Developments of some of Lagrange's ideas in the works of Russian and Soviet mechanicians, La 'Mécanique analytique' de Lagrange et son héritage, Atti Accad. Sci. Torino Cl. Sci. Fis. Mat. Natur. 126 (1992), suppl. 2, 169-200.
  47. V Szebehely, Lagrange and the three-body problem, La 'Mécanique analytique' de Lagrange et son héritage, Atti Accad. Sci. Torino Cl. Sci. Fis. Mat. Natur. 126 (1992), suppl. 2, 201-213.
  48. R Taton, Lagrange et la Révolution française (juillet 1789 - novembre 1795), La 'Mécanique analytique' de Lagrange et son héritage, Atti Accad. Sci. Torino Cl. Sci. Fis. Mat. Natur. 126 (1992), suppl. 2, 215-255.
  49. R Taton, Sur quelques pièces de la correspondance de Lagrange pour les années 1756-1758, Boll. Storia Sci. Mat. 8 (1) (1988), 3-19.
  50. R Taton, Le départ de Lagrange de Berlin et son installation à Paris en 1787, Rev. Histoire Sci. 41 (1) (1988), 39-74.
  51. R Taton, Les débuts de la carrière mathématique de Lagrange : la période turinoise (1736-1766), in Symposia mathematica XXVII (London-New York, 1986), 123-145.
  52. R Taton, Inventaire chronologique de l'oeuvre de Lagrange, Rev. Hist. Sci. 27 (1974), 3-36.
  53. F Verhulst, Perturbation theory from Lagrange to van der Pol, Nieuw Arch. Wisk. (4) 2 (3) (1984), 428-438.

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