J. V. Uspensky

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J. V. Uspensky
Uspensky&Delone Cropped 1924.jpg
Delaunay (left) with Uspensky
Yakov Viktorovich Uspensky (Russian: Яков Викторович Успенский)

(1883-04-29)April 29, 1883
DiedJanuary 27, 1947(1947-01-27) (aged 63)
San Francisco, United States
Alma materUniversity of St. Petersburg
Scientific career
Number theory,
Probability theory
InstitutionsStanford University,
University of Minnesota
Doctoral advisorAndrey Markov[1]
Notable students

James Victor Uspensky (April 29, 1883 – January 27, 1947) was a Russian and American mathematician notable for writing Theory of Equations.[2][3]


Uspensky graduated from the University of St. Petersburg in 1906 and received his doctorate from the University of St. Petersburg in 1910. He was a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences from 1921.[4]

Uspensky joined the faculty of Stanford University in 1929-30 and 1930-31 as acting professor of mathematics. He was professor of mathematics at Stanford from 1931 until his death.[4] Uspensky was the one who kept alive Vincent's theorem of 1834 and 1836, carrying the torch (so to speak) from Serret.[5]


  • Uspensky, J. V. (1948). Theory of equations.
  • Uspensky, J. V.; Heaslet, M. A. (1939). Elementary Number Theory.
  • Uspensky, J. V. (1937). Introduction to mathematical probability.


  1. ^ James Uspensky on the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ J. V. Uspensky (1948). Theory of Equations. Pp. vii. 353. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co.
  3. ^ Kenneth May (1949). "Book Review: Theory of Equations, by J. V. Uspensky". Popular Astronomy. 57: 46. Bibcode:1949PA.....57...46M. [1].
  4. ^ a b Royden (1988).
  5. ^ Uspensky's biography (in Russian).


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