The Profile of Augustin-Louis Cauchy

Cauchy around 1840. Lithography by Zéphirin Belliard after a painting by Jean Roller.

Baron Augustin-Louis Cauchy was a French engineer, mathematician, and physicist born in 1789. He is known for making and pioneer several contributions to the field of mathematical analysis and continuum mechanics. Additionally, he was the first one to prove calculus theorems and almost singlehandedly founded the complex study of permutation groups in … Read more