Aleksandr Korkin

Aleksandr Nikolayevich Korkin (Russian: Александр Николаевич Коркин; 3 March [O.S. 19 February] 1837 – 1 September [O.S. 19 August] 1908) was a Russian mathematician. He made contribution to the development of partial differential equations, and was second only to Chebyshev among the founders of the Saint Petersburg Mathematical School.[1] Among others, his students included Yegor Ivanovich Zolotarev.

Aleksandr Korkin
Born(1837-03-03)3 March 1837
Died1 September 1908(1908-09-01) (aged 71)
Alma materSt Petersburg University
Known forPartial Differential Equations
Scientific career
InstitutionsSt Petersburg University
Doctoral advisorPafnuty Chebyshev
Doctoral studentsYegor Zolotarev

Some publicationsEdit

  • Korkine A., Zolotareff G. (1872). "Sur les formes quadratiques positives quaternaires". Math. Ann. 5 (4): 581–583. doi:10.1007/BF01442912. S2CID 119606974.
  • Korkine A., Zolotareff G. (1873). "Sur les formes quadratiques". Math. Ann. 6 (3): 366–389. doi:10.1007/BF01442795. S2CID 120492026.
  • Korkine A., Zolotareff G. (1877). "Sur les formes quadratiques positives". Math. Ann. 11 (2): 242–292. doi:10.1007/BF01442667. S2CID 121803621.


  1. ^ Steffens, Karl-Georg (2007), The History of Approximation Theory: From Euler to Bernstein, Springer, p. 79, ISBN 9780817644758, After Chebyshev, Alexsandr Nikolaevich Korkin (1837–1908) was the most important initiator of the formation of the Saint Petersburg Mathematical School.

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