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Person: Meshchersky, Ivan Vsevolodovich
Ivan Vsevolodovich Meshchersky was a Russian mathematician famous for his work on mechanics.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
 Meshchersky taught in St Petersburg for 58 years.
 Meshchersky is best known, however, for his work on the motion of bodies of variable mass which he described in January 1893 at a meeting of the St Petersburg Mathematical Society.
 Even before he had submitted his dissertation Meshchersky had shown that he had another major interest in his life which was in teaching.
 The St Petersburg Polytechnic Institute was being set up at this time and Meshchersky played a major role in developing the curriculum.
 The course which Meshchersky developed in mechanics became famous and in 1914 he published a textbook on the topic A collection of problems of mechanics.
Born 10 August 1859, Arkhangelsk, Russia. Died 7 January 1935, Leningrad, USSR (now St Petersburg, Russia).
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