Joseph Liouville

1809 - 1882

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Joseph Liouville is best known for his work on transcendental numbers. He constructed an infinite class of such numbers.
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List of References (16 books/articles)

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  1. A comment from Thomas Hirst's diary

Honours awarded to Joseph Liouville
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Fellow of the Royal Society1850
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1875
Lunar featuresCrater Liouville
Paris street namesRue Joseph Liouville (15th Arrondissement)


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