Person: Cauchy, Augustin Louis


Augustin-Louis Cauchy pioneered the study of analysis, both real and complex, and the theory of permutation groups. He also researched in convergence and divergence of infinite series, differential equations, determinants, probability and mathematical physics.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born 21 August 1789, Paris, France. Died 23 May 1857, Sceaux (near Paris), France.

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Algebra, Analysis, Astronomy, Bourbaki, Group Theory, Number Theory, Physics

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive