Piers Georgievich Bohl

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Bohl, Piers Georgievich


Born Oct. 11 (23), 1865, in Valka; died Dec. 25, 1921, in Riga. Latvian mathematician.

Bohl’s master’s dissertation (1893) laid the foundation for the theory of almost periodic functions; he investigated the so-called quasiperiodic functions—that is, finite sums of periodic functions whose periods are incommensurable with each other.


Kneser, A., and A. Meder. “Piers Bohl zum Gedächtnis.” Jahresbericht der Deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung, vol. 33, 1925. (Contains a list of Bohl’s works in the text.)
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