Venkov, Boris Alekseevich

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Venkov, Boris Alekseevich


Born July 31 (Aug. 13), 1900, in the village of Kratovo, now Pskov Oblast; died Dec. 13, 1962, in Leningrad. Soviet mathematician. Graduated from Leningrad University in 1925 and became a professor there in 1935.

Venkov’s work is in the field of the theory of numbers. In 1928 he derived an elementary proof of the Dirichlet formulas for a number of the classes of binary squared forms. In 1940 he constructed a continuum of various methods of reduction of positive squared forms. The abstract characterization of parallelohedrons was developed by him.


Elementarnaia teoriia chisel. Moscow-Leningrad, 1937.
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