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Person: Nekrasov, Aleksandr Ivanovich
Aleksandr Nekrasov was a Russian mathematician who applied mathematics to hydromechanics and aeromechanics.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Nekrasov worked for a Master's degree in both astronomy and mechanics and he qualified for these in 1909 and 1911.
- The two scientists who most influenced Nekrasov most were Zhukovsky and Chaplygin.
- Zhukovsky and Chaplygin set up the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute in 1918 where Nekrasov worked.
- After Zhukovsky died in 1921 Chaplygin and Nekrasov continued to build on the foundations which he had put in place.
- Nekrasov published important work on the theory of waves, the theory of whirlpools, the theory of jet streams and gas dynamics.
- Several other works by Nekrasov were awarded prizes.
Born 9 December 1883, Moscow, Russia. Died 21 May 1957, Moscow, Russia.
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Astronomy, Origin Russia
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive