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Mathematical Treasure: Mathematical Papers of Puiseux

Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University)

Victor Puiseux (1820-1883) was a French mathematician and astronomer. A collaborator with Cauchy, he is especially remembered for his work on analytic functions and celestial mechanics. His Mathematical Papers were published in 1842.

Title pages for a selection of the included articles are shown here.

In the problem above, Puiseux seeks to find "the curve whose curvature and torsion are constant," that is, a helix.

In the paper above, Puiseux investigates the tautochrone.

In this paper, Puiseux investigates a problem concerning solids of revolution.

This material is obtained through the courtesy of the Peabody Library of Johns Hopkins University.

Index to Mathematical Treasures

Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: Mathematical Papers of Puiseux," Convergence (April 2017)