Vincenzo Riccati (1707–1775)
|Died||17 January 1775 (aged 68)|
|Known for||Hyperbolic functions|
|Fields||Mathematician and physicist|
|Institutions||College of San Francesco Saverio, Bologna|
Pontifical Gregorian University
|Academic advisors||Jacopo Riccati|
|Notable students||Gian Francesco Malfatti|
Vincenzo Riccati was the brother of Giordano Riccati, and the second son of Jacopo Riccati. He entered the Society of Jesus on December 20, 1726. He taught belles lettres in the colleges of the Order in Piacenza (1728), Padua (1729), and Parma (1734). He then went to Rome to study theology. In 1739 he was assigned to the Collegio di San Francesco Saverio of Bologna, where he taught mathematics for thirty years. He was among the first members of the Italian National Academy of Sciences.
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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