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Betwixt Jesuit and Enlightenment Historiography: Jean-Sylvain Bailly’s History of Indian Astronomy

Dhruv Raina (2003)

Revue d'histoire des mathématiques

The crystallization of scientific disciplines in late eighteenth-century Europe was accompanied by the proliferation of specialist histories of science. These histories were framed as much by the imperatives of the astronomy of the times as they were by the compulsions of disciplinary differentiation. This paper attempts to contextualise the engagement with the astronomy of India in the histories of astronomy authored in the eighteenth century by the astronomer Jean-Sylvain Bailly. While Bailly’s...

Quasi periodic motions from Hipparchus to Kolmogorov

Giovanni Gallavotti (2001)

Atti della Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. Classe di Scienze Fisiche, Matematiche e Naturali. Rendiconti Lincei. Matematica e Applicazioni

The evolution of the conception of motion as composed by circular uniform motions is analyzed, stressing its continuity from antiquity to our days.

Special Functions and Pathways for Problems in Astrophysics: An Essay in Honor of A.M. Mathai

Haubold, Hans, Kumar, Dilip, Nair, Seema, Joseph, Dhannya (2010)

Fractional Calculus and Applied Analysis

The paper provides a review of A.M. Mathai's applications of the theory of special functions, particularly generalized hypergeometric functions, to problems in stellar physics and formation of structure in the Universe and to questions related to reaction, diffusion, and reaction-diffusion models. The essay also highlights Mathai's recent work on entropic, distributional, and differential pathways to basic concepts in statistical mechanics, making use of his earlier research results in information...

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