Vincenzo Riccati (1707–1775)
11 January 1707|
Castelfranco Veneto, Venetian Republic
|Died||17 January 1775
Treviso, Venetian Republic
|Fields||Mathematician and physicist|
|Institutions||College of San Francesco Saverio, Bologna
Pontifical Gregorian University
|Academic advisors||Jacopo Riccati|
|Notable students||Gian Francesco Malfatti|
|Known for||Hyperbolic functions|
Vincenzo Riccati (Castelfranco Veneto, 11 January 1707 – Treviso, 17 January 1775) was an Italian mathematician and physicist. He was the brother of Giordano Riccati, and the second son of Jacopo Riccati.
Riccati's main research continued the work of his father in mathematical analysis, especially in the fields of the differential equations and physics. The Riccati equation is named after his father.
In 1757 he published the first volume of Opusculorum ad res physicas et mathematicas pertinentium, the second volume appearing in 1762. In collaboration with Hieronymo Saldino he contributed to Institutiones Analyticae, volume one in 1765, volume two in 1767.
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