References for Siméon-Denis Poisson

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  1. P Costabel, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
    http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-2830903463.html
  2. Biography in Encyclopaedia Britannica.
    http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9060562/Simeon-Denis-Poisson

Books:

  1. D H Arnold, Poisson and Mechanics, in Siméon Denis Poisson et la Science de son Temps (Paris, 1981).

Articles:

  1. F Arago, Siméon Denis Poisson, Oeuvres complètes de François Arago II (Paris, 1854), 591-698.
  2. D H Arnold, The mécanique physique of Siméon Denis Poisson : the evolution and isolation in France of his approach to physical theory (1800-1840). I. Physics in France after the revolution, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 28 (3) (1983), 243-266.
  3. D H Arnold, The mécanique physique of Siméon Denis Poisson: the evolution and isolation in France of his approach to physical theory (1800-1840). II. The Laplacian program, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 28 (3) (1983), 267-287.
  4. D H Arnold, The mécanique physique of Siméon Denis Poisson: the evolution and isolation in France of his approach to physical theory (1800-1840). III. Poisson: mathematician or physicist?, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 28 (4) (1983), 289-297.
  5. D H Arnold, The mécanique physique of Siméon Denis Poisson: the evolution and isolation in France of his approach to physical theory (1800-1840). IV. Disquiet with respect to Fourier's treatment of heat, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 28 (4) (1983), 299-320.
  6. D H Arnold, The mécanique physique of Siméon Denis Poisson: the evolution and isolation in France of his approach to physical theory (1800-1840). V. Fresnel and the circular screen, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 28 (4) (1983), 321-342.
  7. D H Arnold, The mécanique physique of Siméon Denis Poisson: the evolution and isolation in France of his approach to physical theory (1800-1840). VI. Elasticity: the crystallization of Poisson's views on the nature of matter, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 28 (4) (1983), 343-367.
  8. D H Arnold, The mécanique physique of Siméon Denis Poisson: the evolution and isolation in France of his approach to physical theory (1800-1840). VII. Mécanique physique, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 29 (1) (1983), 37-51.
  9. D H Arnold, The mécanique physique of Siméon Denis Poisson: the evolution and isolation in France of his approach to physical theory (1800-1840). VIII. Applications of the mécanique physique, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 29 (1) (1983), 53-72.
  10. D H Arnold, The mécanique physique of Siméon Denis Poisson: the evolution and isolation in France of his approach to physical theory (1800-1840). IX. Poisson's closing synthesis: traité de physique mathématique, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 29 (1) (1983), 73-94.
  11. D H Arnold, The mécanique physique of Siméon Denis Poisson : the evolution and isolation in France of his approach to physical theory (1800-1840). X. Some perspective on Poisson's contributions to the emergence of mathematical physics, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 29 (4) (1984), 287-307.
  12. A Dahan-Dalmédico, La propagation des ondes en eau profonde et ses développements mathématiques (Poisson, Cauchy, 1815-1825), in The history of modern mathematics II (Boston, MA, 1989), 129-168.
  13. B Geller and Y Bruk, A portrait of Poisson, Quantum (1991), 21-25.
  14. B V Gnedenko, Siméon-Denis Poisson (1781-1840) (Russian), Mat. v Shkole (3) (1981), 64-67.
  15. I J Good, Some statistical applications of Poisson's work, Statist. Sci. 1 (2) (1986), 157-180.
  16. J R Hofman, Poisson's 1812 Electricity Memoir, in André-Marie Ampère (Cambridge, 1995), 113-118.
  17. R W Home, Poisson's memoirs on electricity: academic politics and a new style in physics, British J. Hist. Sci. 16 (54) (3) (1983), 239-259.
  18. E Pajares, Poisson (Spanish), Gac. Mat., Madrid (1) 7 (1955), 105-108.
  19. O B Sheynin, S D Poisson's work in probability, Arch. History Exact Sci. 18 (3) (1977/78), 245-300.
  20. S M Stigler, Poisson on the Poisson distribution, Statist. Probab. Lett. 1 (1) (1982/83), 33-35.

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