Letnikov, Aleksei Vasilevich

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Letnikov, Aleksei Vasil’evich


Born Jan. 1 (13), 1837, in Moscow; died there Feb. 27 (Mar. 10), 1888. Russian mathematician. Corresponding member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1884).

Letnikov was appointed a professor at the Moscow Technical School in 1868. He developed the theory of derivatives of arbitrary (fractional and negative) order.


Shostak, R. Ia. “A. V. Letnikov.” In Istoriko-matematicheskie issledovaniia, fasc. 5. Moscow, 1952.
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