Fedor Alekseevich Sludskii

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Sludskii, Fedor Alekseevich


Born Jan. 31 (Feb. 12), 1841, in Yaroslavl; died Nov. 13 (25), 1897, in Moscow. Russian engineer and geodesist.

In 1860, Sludskii graduated from Moscow University, where he became a professor in 1866 and taught theoretical mechanics until 1885. In 1890 he resumed his teaching activities at the university. In 1881, he published A Course in Theoretical Mechanics, which contained an exposition of Lagrange’s ideas. The majority of Sludskii’s works on geodesy dealt with terrestrial gravity.


Zhukovskii, N. E. “Biografiia i uchenye trudy professora Fedora Alekseevicha Sludskogo.” Matematicheskii sbornik, 1898, vol. 20, issue 3. (With references.)
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