Augustin-Louis Cauchy, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Augustin-Louis Cauchy

French mathematician (1789–1857)

Date of Birth: 21-Aug-1789

Place of Birth: Paris, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 23-May-1857

Profession: engineer, physicist, mathematician, university teacher

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Leo


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About Augustin-Louis Cauchy

  • Baron Augustin-Louis Cauchy (; French: [ogyst?~ lwi ko?i]; 21 August 1789 – 23 May 1857) was a French mathematician, engineer, and physicist who made pioneering contributions to several branches of mathematics, including mathematical analysis and continuum mechanics.
  • He was one of the first to state and rigorously prove theorems of calculus, rejecting the heuristic principle of the generality of algebra of earlier authors.
  • He almost singlehandedly founded complex analysis and the study of permutation groups in abstract algebra. A profound mathematician, Cauchy had a great influence over his contemporaries and successors; Hans Freudenthal stated: "More concepts and theorems have been named for Cauchy than for any other mathematician (in elasticity alone there are sixteen concepts and theorems named for Cauchy)." Cauchy was a prolific writer; he wrote approximately eight hundred research articles and five complete textbooks on a variety of topics in the fields of mathematics and mathematical physics.

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