Johann Friedrich Pfaff

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Pfaff, Johann Friedrich

 

Born Dec. 22, 1765, in Stuttgart; died Apr. 21, 1828, in Halle. German mathematician. Member of the Berlin Academy of Sciences (1817).

Pfaff was a professor of mathematics at the universities of Helmstedt (1788–1810) and Halle (from 1810). He was the author of studies on differential equations.

WORKS

Allgemeine Methode partielle Differentialgleichungen zu integrieren (first published 1815). Leipzig, 1902.

REFERENCE

Kowalewski, G. W. H. Grosse Mathematiker: Eine Wanderung durch die Geschichte der Mathematik. Berlin, 1938. Pages 228–47.