References for Caspar Wessel

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  1. P S Jones, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).


  1. B Banner and J Lützen (eds.), Caspar Wessel, On the analytic representation of direction (1999).
  2. M J Crowe, A History of Vector Analysis (Notre Dame, 1967).


  1. B Branner, Caspar Wessel on representating complex numbers (1799), European Mathematical Society Newsletter 33 (1999), 13-16.
  2. V Brun, Caspar Wessel et l'introduction géometrique des nombres complexes, Revue d'histoire des sciences et de leur applications 12 (1959), 19-24.
  3. V Brun, New biographical information on Caspar Wessel (Norwegian), Nordisk Mat. Tidskr. 20 (1972), 37-38, 68.
  4. M A Nordgaard, Translation of Wessel's paper in D E Smith (editor), A source book in mathematics (London, 1929) 55-66.
  5. K M Pedersen, Caspar Wessel and the representation of complex numbers (Danish), Normat 2 (1979), 49-55, 87.
  6. O Pedersen, Lovers of learning : A history of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters 1742-1992 (Copenhagen, 1992), 89-104; 119-132.

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