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I am trying to find an English translation of Camille Jordan's work "Cours D'analyse". Only the French edition is on Amazon, so since this is a somewhat specialized topic, I thought perhaps someone in this forum might know.

TIA, Matt

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    $\begingroup$ I am fairly certain that no "widely circulated" English translation exists, but it's possible a translation may have been carried out as a Masters' thesis of which one or two typewritten copies exist in a library somewhere. For anyone interested in studying Jordan's work (which I've been told was very influential in transmitting Cantor's work in point set theory to Borel and other French mathematicians during the late 1880s and early 1890s), Helene Gispert's 1982 Ph.D. Dissertation on Jordan's treatise is freely available on the internet. $\endgroup$ Jul 19, 2013 at 19:07
  • $\begingroup$ Indeed it is. And it too, is in French :( $\endgroup$ Jul 20, 2013 at 0:55
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    $\begingroup$ I can almost barely just about read French, usually enough to know whether something might be of interst to me, so I can definitely sympathize. I included the Gispert reference here because I thought it would be useful to archive that information here for those in years to come who stumble on this question while looking for information about Jordan's treatise. $\endgroup$ Jul 22, 2013 at 17:48
  • $\begingroup$ With google Chrome Translate ( syntax may be not ok) and commonality with English math vocabulary a lot may be understood and guessed for a start. $\endgroup$
    – Narasimham
    Jan 6, 2016 at 15:02

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I just discovered that you can open an online version of it in Google Chrome and have google translate it to English:

http://archive.org/stream/coursdanalysede13jordgoog/coursdanalysede13jordgoog_djvu.txt

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During 1989 I spent several months translating all 3 volumes for my own benefit. About a decade later I spent several more months creating Word files using MathType. If you would like to proof read Chapter 1 of Volume 1 then contact me.

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    $\begingroup$ Thank you for the information! I would very much like to proof chapter 1. You can send it to [email protected]. I really look forward to reading it. $\endgroup$
    – Jack Zega
    Jun 23, 2014 at 14:09
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    $\begingroup$ @NormanBarrett Do you plan on publishing the translation at some point? $\endgroup$ Oct 14, 2018 at 3:14
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    $\begingroup$ @NormanBarrett what is the best way to contact you regarding Camille Jordan's book ? $\endgroup$
    – bison2178
    Apr 20, 2020 at 21:44
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There is, translated by Robert E. Bradley (Professor of Mathematics at Adelphi University) and C. Edward Sandifer (Professor of Mathematics at Western Connecticut State University). You can find it here.

EDIT: this is incorrect. See comments :)

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  • $\begingroup$ This is Cauchy's treatise, not Jordan's treatise. FYI, there are several French mathematical textbook treatises with this same (or almost exactly the same) title that appeared in the 1800s. $\endgroup$ Jan 6, 2016 at 14:48
  • $\begingroup$ Ahahahahahaha I feel like such a fool. Well, I'll leave the answer up so people can see these comments and not make the same mistake. That said, Cauchy was among the most intelligent individuals in history, and I imagine his treatise is likely worth a read as well :) $\endgroup$ Jan 6, 2016 at 14:58
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    $\begingroup$ FYI, I got a copy of Bradley/Sandifer's book right after it was published. In fact, I may have placed my order before it was actually available. $\endgroup$ Jan 6, 2016 at 15:10
  • $\begingroup$ Well, I just finished The Mathematician's Apology and am eager for a new read, so I will certainly check it out! $\endgroup$ Jan 6, 2016 at 16:10

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