Hermann Minkowski

 

Note   The book on the theory of relativity was published in German, the author given on the title-page were three co-authors, H. Lorentz, A. Einstein, H. Minkowski. The entries with this title are now (4 Dec 04) strangely missing from the catalogues of the libraries (University of California ; and the New York Public Library are the ones I have seen and are ones that can be considered representative).

 

Bibliographic

Author Lorentz, H. A. (Hendrik Antoon), 1853-1928. Title Das Relativitätsprinzip; eine Sammlung von Abhandlungen [von] H. A. Lorentz, A. Einstein [und] H. Minkowski. Mit einem Beitrag von H. Weyl und Anmerkungen von A. Sommerfeld; Vorwort von O. Blumenthal. Imprint Stuttgart, B. G. Teubner, 1974. Descript 159 p. illus. 24 cm. Note Reprint of the 1923 ed. issued originally as Heft 2 of Fortschritte der mathematischen Wissenschaften in Monographien.

Author Minkowski, H. (Hermann), 1864-1909. Title Briefe an David Hilbert / Hermann Minkowski. Mit Beitr. u. hrsg. von L. Rüdenberg u. H. Zassenhaus. Publisher Berlin, Heidelberg, New York : Springer, 1973. Description 165 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. ISBN 3540061215 :

Author Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955. Title The principle of relativity; original papers by A. Einstein and H. Minkowski, tr. into English by M. N. Saha and S. N. Bose ... with a historical introduction, by P. C. Mahalanobis ... Location SIBL Descript 3 p. l., xxiii, 186 p. 22 cm.

( New York Public Library )

Author Minkowski, H. (Hermann), 1864-1909 Title Gesammelte Abhandlungen [microform] / von Hermann Minkowski ; unter Mitwirkung von Andreas Speiser und Hermann Weyl ; herausgegeben von David Hilbert Publisher Leipzig ; Berlin : B.G. Teubner, 1911 Description 2 v. : ill. (1 folded), ports. ; 27 cm Language German Note "Hermann Minkowski. Gedächtnisrede, gehalten in der öffentlichen Sitzung der K. Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen am 1. Mai, 1909, von David Hilbert": v. 1, p. [v]-xxxi Essays in German and French Note Includes bibliographical references and index

Author Minkowski, H. (Hermann), 1864-1909. Title Gesammelte Abhandlungen / von Hermann Minkowski ; unter Mitwirkung von Andreas Speiser und Hermann Weyl ; herausgegeben von David Hilbert. Publisher New York : Chelsea Pub. Co., [1967] Description 2 v. in 1. : ill. ; 24 cm. Language German Note German or French. Note Includes bibliographical references.

Author Minkowski, H. (Hermann), 1864-1909. Title Diophantische Approximationen; eine Einführung in die Zahlentheorie. Publisher New York : Chelsea Pub. Co., [1957] Description 235 p. illus. 21 cm. Language German Note "Reprinted, with corrections."

Author Minkowski, H. (Hermann), 1864-1909. Title Geometrie der Zahlen. Publisher New York, Chelsea Pub. Co., 1953. Description 256 p. 21 cm. Language German Note Reprint of the original ed. published in 2 pts., 1896-1910. Subject Number theory.

Author Hancock, Harris, 1867-1944. Title Development of the Minkowski geometry of numbers, by Harris Hancock. Publisher New York, Macmillan, 1939. Description xxiv, 839 p. diagrs. 22 cm. Language English Note "Published with the aid of the Charles Phelps Taft memorial fund and of two friends." "A sequel to my work on the Foundations of the theory of algebraic numbers"--Introd.

Author Lanchester, F. W. (Frederick William), 1868-1946. Title Relativity; an elementary explanation of the space-time relations as established by Minkowski, and a discusson of gravitational theory based thereon; illustrated by 72 diagrams; by F. W. Lanchester. Imprint London, Constable & co., limited [1935] Descript xiv, 222 p. illus., pl., diagrs. 21 cm. Note Appendix ix: The expansion of the universe; being a reprint of an article written by the author and published in "Engineering", January 5th, 1934 (p. 206-210)

( New York Public Library )

Author Lorentz, H. A. (Hendrik Antoon), 1853-1928. Uniform Title [ Relativitätsprinzip. English] Title The principle of relativity; a collection of original memoirs on the special and general theory of relativity, Publisher London, Methuen & co. ltd. [1923] Description viii, 216 p. diagrs. 23 cm. Language English Note "The translations have been made from the text, as published in a German collection, under the title 'Des [ ] Relativitatsprinzip' (Teubner, 4th ed., 1922) The second paper by Lorentz is an exception to this."--Translators' pref.

Author Lorentz, H. A. (Hendrik Antoon), 1853-1928. Title The principle of relativity; a collection of original memoirs on the special and general theory of relativity, by H. A. Lorentz ... [et al.] ; with notes by A. Sommerfeld ; translated by W. Perrett and G. B. Jeffery. Publisher New York, Dover Publications [1923] [ ? ? ? ] Description viii, 216 p. 7 diagrs. 23 cm. Language English Note "The translations have been made from the text, as published in a German collection, under the title "Des [!] relativiätsprinzip' (Teubner, 4th ed., 1922) The second paper by Lorentz is an exception to this." - Translators' pref.

Author Lorentz, H. A. (Hendrik Antoon), 1853-1928. Title Das Relativitätsprinzip. Eine Sammlung von Abhandlungen. [von] H. A. Lorentz, A. Einstein [und] H. Minkowski. Mit Anmerkungen von A. Sommerfeld und Vorwort von O. Blumenthal. 3. verbesserte Aufl. Imprint Leipzig, Teubner, 1920. Descript 146 p. 25 cm. Note Fortschritte der mathematischen Wissenschaften in Monographien. 2. Bibliographical footnotes.

( source : New York Public Library )

Author Minkowski, H. (Hermann), 1864-1909. Title Gesammelte Abhandlungen / von Hermann Minkowski ; unter Mitwirkung von Andreas Speiser und Hermann Weyl ; herausgegeben von David Hilbert. Publisher Leipzig ; Berlin : B.G. Teubner, 1911. Description 2 v. : ill. (1 folded), ports. ; 27 cm. Language German Note "Hermann Minkowski. Gedächtnisrede, gehalten in der öffentlichen Sitzung der K. Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen am 1. Mai, 1909, von David Hilbert": v. 1, p. [v]-xxxi. Essays in German and French. Note Includes bibliographical references and index.

Author Minkowski, H. (Hermann), 1864-1909. Title Geometrie der Zahlen / von Hermann Minkowski. Publisher Leipzig : Teubner, 1910. Description viii, 256 p. ; 25 cm. Language German Note Includes index.

Author Minkowski, H. (Hermann), 1864-1909. Title Geometrie der Zahlen. Imprint Leipzig : B.G. Teubner, 1896-1910. LOCATION CALL NO. STATUS SIBL OLT (Minkowski, H. Geometrie der Zahlen. 1896) Library has: Lief. 1 AVAILABLE SIBL OFO p.v. 1 no. 7 c.2 AVAILABLE Location SIBL Descript 2 v. ; 25 cm. [ New York Public Library )

Author Minkowski, H. (Hermann), 1864-1909. Title Zwei abhandlungen über die grundgleichungen der elektrodynamik, mit einem einführungswort von Otto Blumenthal. Publisher Leipzig und Berlin, B. G. Teubner, 1910. Description 82 p. 26 cm. Series Fortschritte der mathematischen wissenschaften in monographienhft.

Author Minkowski, H. (Hermann), 1864-1909. Title Raum und Zeit : Vortrag, gehalten auf de 80. Naturforscher-Versammlung zu Köln am 21. September 1908. Mit de Bildness Hermann Minkowski sowie einem Vorwort von A. Gutzmer. Imprint Leipzig : B. G. Teubner, 1909. Descript 14 p. : ill., port. ; 26 cm. Note "Sonderabdruck aus dem 18. Bande dem Jahresberichts der Deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung."

( Source : New York Public Library http://catnyp.nypl.org

Author Minkowski, H. (Hermann), 1864-1909. Title Kapillarität, von H. Minkowski. Source Encyklopädie der mathematischen Wissenschaften. Leipzig, B.G. Teubner, 1898-1935. Bd. V-1, Hft. 4. Publisher [1907] Description p. 558-613. illus., diagrs. 25 cm. Language German Note "Litteratur": p. 558-559.

Author Minkowski, H. (Hermann), 1864-1909. Title Diophantische approximationen; eine einführung in die zahlentheorie, von Hermann Minkowski. Mit 82 in den text gedruckten figuren. Publisher Leipzig, B. G. Teubner, 1907. Description viii, 235 p. illus. 23 cm. Series Mathematische Vorlesungen an der Universität Göttingen ;2 Language German


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Author Minkowski, H. (Hermann), 1864-1909. Title Mathematical notebooks, 1886-1905. Description 8 boxes (4 linear ft.) Note PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Dept. of Special Collections. Note Collection consists of photocopies of 145 holograph mathematical notebooks arranged chronologically. Note Minkowski was born on June 22, 1864 of German parents in Alexotas, Russia; was the joint winner of the Paris Academy of Sciences Grand Prix des Sciences Matheìmatiques in 1883; attended University of Berlin and University of Königsberg, where he received his doctorate in 1885; he taught at Bonn until 1894, then returned to Königsberg for two years; taught at Zurich from 1896-1902, and then at Göttingen, where he taught until his death; developed what he called the "geometry of numbers;" worked in mathematical physics the last years of his life, when he participated in the movement of ideas that led to the theory of relativity; publications include Geometrie der Zahlen (1896), Diophantische approximationen (1907), and Gesammelte abhandlungen (1911); he died on Jan. 12, 1909 in Göttingen, Germany. Note Finding aid in process; inquire at Dept. of Special Collections reference desk. Language English [ ? ? ? : 4 Dec 04 ] Subject Minkowski, H. (Hermann), 1864-1909 -- Archives. Mathematicians -- Germany -- Archival resources. Number theory. Photocopies. Library UC Los Angeles All

Question how come this is to be got in English ? I have so far seen no evidence that Minkowski had ever penned anything in Englih (WPT 4 Dec 04)

 

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