Friedrich Engel

Mathematician, Academic

1861 – 1941

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Who was Friedrich Engel?

Friedrich Engel was a German mathematician.

Engel was born in Lugau, Saxony, as the son of a Lutheran pastor. He attended the Universities of both Leipzig and Berlin, before receiving his doctorate from Leipzig in 1883.

Engel studied under Felix Klein at Leipzig, and collaborated with Sophus Lie for much of his life. He worked at Leipzig, Greifswald, and Giessen. He died in Giessen.

Engel was the co-author, with Sophus Lie, of the three volume work Theorie der Transformationsgruppen. Engel was the editor of the collected works of Sophus Lie with 6 volumes published between 1922 and 1937; the seventh and final volume was prepared for publication but appeared almost twenty years after Engel's death. He was also the editor of the collected works of Hermann Grassmann. Engel translated the works of Nikolai Lobachevski from Russian into German, thus making these works more accessible. With Paul Stäckel he wrote a history of non-Euclidean geometry. With his former student Karl Faber, he wrote a book on the theory of partial differential equations of the first order using methods of Lie group theory. In 1910 Engel was the president of the Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung.

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Born
Dec 26, 1861
Lugau
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Education
  • University of Leipzig
  • Humboldt University of Berlin
Employment
  • University of Leipzig
Lived in
  • Saxony
Died
Sep 29, 1941
Giessen

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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