Person: Sonin, Nikolay Yakovlevich
Nikolay Sonin was a Russian mathematician who worked on special functions and numerical integration.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Nikolay Sonin attended Moscow University where he studied mathematics and physics in the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics from 1865 to 1869.
- Sonin published his first paper on differentiation of functions defined with complex exponents in 1869, the year he obtained his first degree.
- Sonin then undertook research under Bugaev's supervision.
- In 1876 Sonin was appointed to a chair in the University of Warsaw.
- From 1894 Sonin also taught at the St Petersburg University for Women.
- Together with A A Markov, Sonin prepared a two volume edition of Chebyshev's works in French and Russian.
Born 22 February 1849, Tula, Russia. Died 27 February 1915, Petrograd (now St Petersburg), Russia.
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