References for Simeon Denis Poisson
----------------------------------------------------------------------------

1. Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
2. Biography in Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Books:
3. D H Arnold, Poisson and Mechanics, in Simeon Denis Poisson et la Science de son Temps (Paris, 1981).

Articles:
4. F Arago, Simeon Denis Poisson, Ouvres complete de Fanncois Arago II (Paris, 1854), 591-698.
5. D H Arnold, The mecanique physique of Simeon Denis Poisson : the evolution and isolation in France of his approach to physical theory (1800-1840). I. Physics in France after the revolution, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 28 (3) (1983), 243-266.
6. D H Arnold, The mecanique physique of Simeon Denis Poisson: the evolution and isolation in France of his approach to physical theory (1800-1840). II. The Laplacian program, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 28 (3) (1983), 267-287.
7. D H Arnold, The mecanique physique of Simeon Denis Poisson: the evolution and isolation in France of his approach to physical theory (1800-1840). III. Poisson: mathematician or physicist?, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 28 (4) (1983), 289-297.
8. D H Arnold, The mecanique physique of Simeon Denis Poisson: the evolution and isolation in France of his approach to physical theory (1800-1840). IV. Disquiet with respect to Fourier's treatment of heat, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 28 (4) (1983), 299-320.
9. D H Arnold, The mecanique physique of Simeon Denis Poisson: the evolution and isolation in France of his approach to physical theory (1800-1840). V. Fresnel and the circular screen, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 28 (4) (1983), 321-342.
10. D H Arnold, The mecanique physique of Simeon Denis Poisson: the evolution and isolation in France of his approach to physical theory (1800-1840). VI. Elasticity: the crystallization of Poisson's views on the nature of matter, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 28 (4) (1983), 343-367.
11. D H Arnold, The mecanique physique of Simeon Denis Poisson: the evolution and isolation in France of his approach to physical theory (1800-1840). VII. Mecanique physique, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 29 (1) (1983), 37-51.
12. D H Arnold, The mecanique physique of Simeon Denis Poisson: the evolution and isolation in France of his approach to physical theory (1800-1840). VIII. Applications of the mecanique physique, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 29 (1) (1983), 53-72.
13. D H Arnold, The mecanique physique of Simeon Denis Poisson: the evolution and isolation in France of his approach to physical theory (1800-1840). IX. Poisson's closing synthesis: traite de physique mathematique, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 29 (1) (1983), 73-94.
14. D H Arnold, The mecanique physique of Simeon Denis Poisson : the evolution and isolation in France of his approach to physical theory (1800-1840). X. Some perspective on Poisson's contributions to the emergence of mathematical physics, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 29 (4) (1984), 287-307.
15. A Dahan-Dalmedico, La propagation des ondes en eau profonde et ses developpements mathematiques (Poisson, Cauchy, 1815-1825), in The history of modern mathematics II (Boston, MA, 1989), 129-168.
16. B Geller and Y Bruk, A portrait of Poisson, Quantum (1991), 21-25.
17. B V Gnedenko, Simeon-Denis Poisson (1781-1840) (Russian), Mat. v Shkole (3) (1981), 64-67.
18. I J Good, Some statistical applications of Poisson's work, Statist. Sci. 1 (2) (1986), 157-180.
19. R W Home, Poisson's memoirs on electricity: academic politics and a new style in physics, British J. Hist. Sci. 16 (54) (3) (1983), 239-259.
20. E Pajares, Poisson (Spanish), Gac. Mat., Madrid (1) 7 (1955), 105-108.
21. O B Sheynin, S D Poisson's work in probability, Arch. History Exact Sci. 18 (3) (1977/78), 245-300.
22. S M Stigler, Poisson on the Poisson distribution, Statist. Probab. Lett. 1 (1) (1982/83), 33-35.

BACK TO THE MAIN web page


General Info | Parents | Students | News | Calendar
Site Index | Contact Us | Map | Back to Eden Prairie High School

Copyright © 1998 Eden Prairie High School. All Rights Reserved.
Eden Prairie, Minnesota