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How did Planck derive the black body radiation formula without using the Bose statistics?

Bose derived the black body radiation formula in early 1924 by considering the ideal gas of light quanta. Nothing could be further from Planck's mind in 1900. The idea of light quanta did not appear ...
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Have all of Euler's works been translated?

No, not all. I don't think that they are even all published in the original language. There is an ongoing project of translating Euler's mathematical work (only mathematical) Euler archive and you can ...
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Help translate from German a quote by Hermann Weyl in Space Time Matter

One must firmly protest these orgies of a formalism with which even technicians are getting harassed today. (Literally: of the formalism, with which one is beginning to harass even technicians today.)...
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Translated articles of Fatou and Julia

I was pointed to this chain of messages and I would then like giving you my version of facts. The translations project was the very very early version of the contents that ended up in the book I ...
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Are there commented English translations of Pappus's works on conics?

The first translation into a modern European language of Pappu's Collection is the 1933 French edition by Paul Ver Eecke (Commandino had put it in Latin in 1588). Here you can find a review of that ...
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Jordan called isomorphisms (iso.) and homomorphisms "iso. holoedriques" and "iso. meriedriques" respectively; translation of holoe/meried-driques?

To quote from Jordan's Traité des substitutions et des équations algébriques (1870), p. 56 (https://archive.org/stream/traitdessubstit00jordgoog#page/n79/mode/2up): "§ 67. A group Γ is called "...
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Is there any complete works of Abel, Lagrange, Jacobi and Gauss translated into English?

"Complete works" usually refers to a collection of all author's publications and manuscripts, and that is almost never translated (one exception is Euler). Even individual books/papers are rarely ...
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Is there any English translation of this Gergonne paper?

Because I'm fond of translating old math and science papers, particularly from French and Latin, I decided to start a new translation project for this work into English. You can check the progress at ...
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Is there any English translation of this Gergonne paper?

I doubt that there is an English traslation, and old papers that quote it are in French (e.g. Peano, Origine du signe $\subset$ in L'Intermédiaire des Mathématiciens, 1903, or Giard, La « dialectique ...
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Translated articles of Fatou and Julia

Before posting my thoughts I would like to thank everyone for contributing to this inquiry and express my sincere appreciation for Mr Rosa's answer. I have read parts of two books on the history of ...
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Have all of Euler's works been translated?

If you are interested in reading Euler in English translation, you should take a look at Ian Bruce's excellent web site https://www.17centurymaths.com. His project involves the translation of ...
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Is there an English translation of Newton’s De Analysi?

See Sir Isaac Newton's two treatises of the quadrature of curves and analysis by equations of an infinite number of terms (1745).
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An English translation of Cauchy's "Cours d'Analyse"

As others have pointed out, there seems to be a 2009 Springer translation by Bradley and Sandifer, linked by a different Wikipedia article
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English translation of Xu Yue's Shushu Jiyi?

I'm afraid that there no English translation. There is a Russian translation, see here, where it is also affirmed that The secon part contains the descriptions of 13 [not 14] methods of ...
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Help translate from German a quote by Hermann Weyl in Space Time Matter

One has to object thoroughly to the orgies of formalism, with which recently even technicians have been bothered. Man muß ... protestieren -> One has to object to (in the context of legislative ...
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Is there any complete works of Abel, Lagrange, Jacobi and Gauss translated into English?

The simple answer is "no". They generally do not translate mathematical works from French and German to English, and rarely from Latin. Some separate works have been translated. For example ...
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Translations of Luca Pacioli's Summa de arithmetica

If you read French, you will probably have no big difficulty with Latin. Here is a recent edition: Summa de arithmetica, geometria, proportioni et proportionalità, hg. Enrico Giusti, Abrizzi, Venedig ...
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English translation of Heisenberg's papers

It is not strange. They rarely translate papers in physics and mathematics from German or French into English. However two most important papers of Heisenberg and other founders of quantum mechanics ...
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An English translation of Simon Stevin's De Thiende

An old English translation is available on Google Books (or in transcribed form here). The Dictionary of Scientific Biography entry for Stevin lists several translations in its bibliography.
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Is there a complete translation of "Arithmetices principia" by Peano?

We see one complete English translation of Peano's Latin text Arithmetices principia: nova methodo – which is only 49 pages in its entirety, with just twenty pages numbered in: VII The principles of ...
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Is there a translation of Kronecker's original work on adjoining a root of a polynomial to a field?

At least as a placeholder answer: it is my impression that that idea would have been extremely novel for its time, since there were not abstract ideas of rings and ideals and such. On the other hand, ...
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Translated articles of Fatou and Julia

This is a longer comment rather than an answer to the question specifically about Fatou and Julia papers. Having been given green light by Sandro, let me add some more details about his project of &...
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Translated articles of Fatou and Julia

I will embark on the translation of Fatou's memoir and hopefully get it done by the start of next summer. I am quite confident of it, thanks to the recent re-study for a new book project. Take care ...
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Have all of Euler's works been translated?

Some new translations (mostly into German but also into English) can be found on the website of the Euler Kreis Mainz.
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Have all of Euler's works been translated?

There are now 128 volumes in Euler's opera in the German central catalog of libraries here. There is no hope to get the formula digitized in the current state of mathematical OCR. There is some hope ...
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Does an English translation of Bombelli's L'Algebra exist?

González-Velasco (2011) has a nice dozen pages on L’Algebra (§3.3). His preface (p. x) says there has been no translation.
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Help translate from German a quote by Hermann Weyl in Space Time Matter

Heney L. Beose's translation (last sentence of ch. 1, § 6, p. 54) says: An emphatic protest must be entered against these orgies of formalism which are threatening the peace of even the technical ...
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Help translate from German a quote by Hermann Weyl in Space Time Matter

"Man muß gegen die Orgien des Formalismus, mit dem man heute sogar die Techniker zu belästigen beginnt, nachdrücklich protestieren." Both of the translations you got are 'decent'. Technician is ...
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Any modern translations of famous math papers?

There is one book where you can find many remarkable papers by famous mathematicians and their biography too. It is complied by Stephen Hawking and called God created the integers. It contains some of ...
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Any modern translations of famous math papers?

Off-hand, I know of three such books. You can probably find more such books by googling their titles and looking for any mention of other books that are like them. Birkhoff's A Source Book in ...
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