Aleksandr Korkin

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Aleksandr Korkin
Born (1837-03-03)March 3, 1837 N.S.
Zhidovinovo, Vologda Governorate, Russian Empire
Died September 1, 1908(1908-09-01) (aged 71)
Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Nationality Russian
Fields Mathematician
Institutions St Petersburg University
Alma mater St Petersburg University
Doctoral advisor Pafnuty Chebyshev
Doctoral students Yegor Zolotarev
Known for Partial Differential Equations

Aleksandr Nikolayevich Korkin (Russian: Александр Николаевич Коркин; 3 March [O.S. 19 February] 1837–September 1, 1908, all New Style) 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]

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  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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