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By Jean-Claude Pont, Isaac Benguigui (auth.), Prof. Jean-Claude Pont (eds.)

Charles François Sturm was once born in Geneva, Switzerland, on September 29, 1803. He received his clinical schooling during this urban and commenced his wealthy clinical occupation there via major study in sound propagation and compressibility of fluids. In September of 2003, at the celebration of the 2 hundredth anniversary of his start, his domestic urban honoured his around the world popularity with a colloquium and workshop lower than the sponsorship of the collage of Geneva.

This quantity relies on lectures provided at that colloquium, which desirous about C.F. Sturm's personal paintings. The publication features a choice of reproductions of his clinical courses. Sturm contributed significantly to geometry (theory of polygons, uncomplicated geometry, projective geometry, conic sections), algebra, research (differential equations, series), optics (caustics, physiological optics), mechanics, and different parts of physics (particularly fluid mechanics and pace of sound in water).

These unique papers are followed through contributions from across the world well known specialists who've labored on and deepened knowing of many themes of curiosity to Sturm, specifically differential equations, optics and algebraic curves. the quantity enhances the e-book Sturm-Liouville conception. prior and Present (ISBN 978-3-7643-7066-4) that still originates from that colloquium.

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From this theorem and the series expansion (9) Sturm concluded that for large values of t the solution of the partial differential equation (4) (or (34)) will be everywhere positive or negative. He emphasized the consequences for heat conduction in his first paper on this subject: Si un corps de forme quelconque, homogène ou non homogène, est exposé à un milieu d’une température constante, ou si tous les points de sa surface sont entretenus à une même température fixe, tous les points de ce corps finiront par avoir des températures supérieures ou inférieures à celle du milieu ou à celle de la surface.

Aussi l’expression d’«algèbre réelle», originairement employée par Artin et Schreier pour désigner la théorie des corps réels clos et justifiée par eux de manière algébrique, reçoit-elle une nouvelle justification, d’ordre logique celle-là. Et le théorème de Sturm d’apparaître comme une instance particulière du principe logique d’élimination des quantificateurs, un moyen donc d’éliminer toute considération de continuité et de variation continue, au même titre que les théorèmes de la théorie de l’élimination algébrique.

In his proof of the orthogonality relation Poisson explicitly referred to the partial differential equation (4): He replaced Vn in the integral of (12) with a solution to this equation, integrated by parts and used (4) to deduce the result. Sturm [1836b] simplified the deduction considerably. Instead of using a solution of the partial differential equation, he used the ordinary differential equation (1) to express Vn in terms of its second derivative and inserted this expression into the integral in (12).

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