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Ein aufgefundener früher Brief Kummers am Beginn seiner Korrespondenz mit Jacobi (2005)


It is known that C. G. J. Jacobi wrote his first two letters to E. E. Kummer in the year 1834. Thanks to a find in the archive of the Mittag-Leffler Institute there is now the missing link, Kummer's reply letter to Jacobi's first letter. This letter seems to be the earliest one from Kummer still in existence (at least to a mathematician). Kummer tells in his letter about his situation as a teacher in Liegnitz, gives further a version of his later paper on the summation of slowly convergent series and discusses Euler's summation formula in connection with the practice of its use in numerical calculations. The article contains the complete texts of the three letters (up to those parts in Kummer's letter identically contained in his published article) together with a commentary on their contents.

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Authors & Contributors
Pieper, Herbert
Del Centina, Andrea
Luciano, Erika
Reichardt, Hans
Fraser, Craig G.
Nakane, Michiyo
Archive for History of Exact Sciences
NTM: Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, Technik und Medizin
Bollettino di Storia delle Scienze Matematiche
Historia Mathematica
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Rutherford Journal: The New Zealand Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
Leo S. Olschki
Franz Steiner Verlag
Springer International Publishing
Correspondence and corresponding
Differential and integral equations
Jacobi, Karl Gustav Jakob
Kummer, Ernst Eduard
Kronecker, Leopold
Weierstrass, Karl Theodor
Germain, Sophie
Peano, Giuseppe
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
20th century
18th century
Central Europe: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Florence (Italy)
Universität Wien
Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin

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