The Mathematician Sophus Lie Author : Arild Stubhaug Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media Total Pages : 555 Release : 2013-03-09 ISBN 10 : 9783662043868 ISBN 13 : 3662043866 Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL GET BOOK The Mathematician Sophus Lie Book Description: Sophus Lie (1842-1899) is one of Norways greatest scientific talents. His mathematical works have made him famous around the world no less than Niels Henrik Abel. The terms "Lie groups" and "Lie algebra" are part of the standard mathematical vocabulary. In his comprehensive biography the author Arild Stubhaug introduces us to both the person Sophus Lie and his time. We follow him through: childhood at the vicarage in Nordfjordeid; his youthful years in Moss; education in Christiania; travels in Europe; and learn about his contacts with the leading mathematicians of his time.