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Biographies

  1. Bocher biography
    • Maxime Bocher .
    • Maxime Bocher's parents were Caroline Little and Ferdinand Bocher.
    • Maxime's father, Ferdinand Bocher, was professor of modern languages at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology when Maxime was born and, in 1872, he became Professor of French at Harvard.
    • Certainly Bocher was born into a family with a strong academic background and he had a good quality education from his parents as well as from a number of public and private schools in Boston and Cambridge.
    • Bocher was awarded a Harvard Fellowship, a Harris Fellowship and a Parker Fellowship which allowed him to travel to Europe to undertake research.
    • Osgood, writing in [',' W F Osgood, The life and services of Maxime Bocher, Bull.
    • 25 (1919), 337-350.','8], describes Bocher's doctoral thesis in these terms:- .
    • Though the leading ideas had been set forth by Klein in his lectures, nothing could be further from the truth than to think that Bocher merely elaborated some details.
    • It required for its treatment not so much a specific knowledge of the theory of the potential, although Bocher was thoroughly equipped on that side, even familiarity with the geometry of inversion, of which he made himself a master, but rather the power to carry through a piece of detailed analytic investigation with accuracy and skill ..
    • While Bocher was in Gottingen he met Marie Niemann and they were married in July 1891 after Bocher had submitted his doctoral thesis.
    • Bocher published around 100 papers on differential equations, series, and algebra.
    • Bocher's books are singled out in [',' R C Archibald, A semicentennial history of the American Mathematical Society 1888-1938 (New York, 1980), 161-166.','3] for special mention:- .
    • Bocher's Introduction to Higher Algebra, translated into German and Russian, was a remarkable pioneer work in English, which was long of great service to students.
    • As to his character Osgood writes [',' W F Osgood, The life and services of Maxime Bocher, Bull.
    • 25 (1919), 337-350.','8] (see also [',' W F Osgood, Maxime Bocher : August 28, 1867 - September 12, 1918, National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoirs 82 (2003), 18-39.','9] which reproduces [',' W F Osgood, The life and services of Maxime Bocher, Bull.
    • Above all, Bocher was sincere.
    • Bocher was honoured by the American Mathematical Society when he was chosen to give the first series of Colloquium lectures in 1896.
    • In 1912 Bocher was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians held in Cambridge, England.
    • Zund, in [',' J D Zund, Maxime Bocher, American National Biography 3 (Oxford, 1999), 88-89.','10], gives this assessment:- .
    • it is difficult to adequately appreciate Bocher's influence on his time because so much of his work was devoted to perfecting and polishing material rather than to producing striking new results that would bear his name.
    • In style and temperament Bocher was a consummate artist ..
    • A Poster of Maxime Bocher .
    • M Bocher: Integral equations .
    • Honours awarded to Maxime Bocher .
    • http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Bocher.html .


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References

  1. References for Bocher
    • References for Maxime Bocher .
    • http://www.britannica.com/biography/Maxime-Bocher .
    • G D Birkhoff, The scientific work of Maxime Bocher, in A century of mathematics in America II (Amer.
    • G D Birkhoff, The scientific work of Maxime Bocher, Bull.
    • Obituary for Maxime Bocher (d.
    • Obituary : Maxime Bocher, New York Times (13 September, 1913).
    • W F Osgood, The life and services of Maxime Bocher, Bull.
    • W F Osgood, Maxime Bocher : August 28, 1867 - September 12, 1918, National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoirs 82 (2003), 18-39.
    • J D Zund, Maxime Bocher, American National Biography 3 (Oxford, 1999), 88-89.
    • http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/References/Bocher.html .


Additional material

  1. Survey of Modern Algebra
    • My conservative inclusion of material from the then traditional "college algebra" and "theory of equations" courses (Bocher, Dickson, Fine) may have helped with its initial success, as did my recognition that Galois theory used vector spaces.
    • I had taught algebra courses at Harvard when I was an instructor, and at Cornell I taught algebra out of the book by Bocher; at Chicago, out of a book, 'Modern Higher Algebra' by Albert; and at Harvard again out of my own notes.

  2. M B˘cher: 'Integral equations
    • M Bocher: Integral equations .
    • An introduction to the study of integral equations by Maxime Bocher was No 10 in the series and published in 1909.
    • MAXIME BOCHER, B.A., Ph.D.
    • We give below the Preface to Bocher's pamphlet followed by the Introduction: .
    • MAXIME BOCHER.
    • http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Extras/Bocher_integral_equations.html .


Quotations

  1. Quotations by Bocher
    • Quotations by Maxime Bocher .
    • http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Quotations/Bocher.html .


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