Émile Léonard Mathieu

Mathematician, Deceased Person

1835 – 1890

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Who was Émile Léonard Mathieu?

Émile Léonard Mathieu was a French mathematician. He is most famous for his work in group theory and mathematical physics. He has given his name to the Mathieu functions, Mathieu groups and Mathieu transformation. He authored a treatise of mathematical physics in 6 volumes. Volume 1 is an exposition of the techniques to solve the differential equations of mathematical physics, and contains an account of the applications of Mathieu functions to electrostatics. Volume 2 deals with capillarity. Volumes 3 and 4 with electrostatics and magnetostatics. Volume 5 deals with electrodynamics, and volume 6 with elasticity. The asteroid 27947 Emilemathieu was named in his honour.

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Born
May 15, 1835
Metz
Also known as
  • Emile Leonard Mathieu
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Education
  • École Polytechnique
Died
Oct 19, 1890
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Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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