In this book, Dr. Smithies analyzes the process through which
Cauchy created the basic structure of complex analysis, describing
first the eighteenth century background before proceeding to
examine the stages of Cauchy's own work, culminating in the proof
of the residue theorem and his work on expansions in power series.
Smithies describes how Cauchy overcame difficulties including false
starts and contradictions brought about by over-ambitious... more...