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Richard Feynman Incredible Mathematical Manuscript on Differential Equations
1900. Feynman Richard Richard Feynman Incredible Mathematical Manuscript on Differential Equations Manuscript document in the hand of Richard Feynman outlining steps for approximating solutions to a differential equation. 2 pp., 5.5" x 7.75", in red ink. Very good. Feynman illustrates how a computer program can approximate a solution to a differential equation using Runge-Kutta methods. He also includes a sequence of computer commands. Developed around 1900 by German mathematicians Carl Runge (1856-1927) and Martin Kutta (1867-1944), the Runge-Kutta methods are a group of iterative methods that include the Euler Method to arrive at approximate solutions of ordinary differential equations. Leonhard Euler (1707-1783) was a Swiss mathematician and physicist who published his namesake method in a 1768 work; it is a numerical method to solve first order first degree differential equations with a given initial value and has often served as a basis for the construction of more complex methods. Feynman also writes "Janhke Emde", a reference to German mathematician Eugene Jahnke (1863-1921) and German electrical engineer Fritz Emde (1873-1951), whose book on vector calculus, "Tables of Functions with Formulas and Curves", was first published in German in 1909 and translated into English after World War II. Prior to a small archive of Feynman's papers hitting the market, only one single page manuscript appeared in the auction rooms, selling for $15,000 at Sotheby's in 2008. Also, at RR Auction in 2018, a tiny signed sketch the size of a qua … [Click Below for Full Description]
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