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Mathematical Treasure: Collected Works of Chebyshev

Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University)

Pafnuty Lvovich Chebyshev (1821-1894) was a Russian mathematician noted for his work in probability, statistics, and number theory. He was so mathematically influential in his time that he has been called “The Father of Russian Mathematics.” His collected works, Oeuvres de P. L. Tchebychef, were published by the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1899. One of the co-editors of this book was Andre Markov (1856-1922), a student of Chebyshev who would go on to become a mathematician of note in his own right.

A portrait of Chebyshev serves as the frontispiece for the collection.

The “Table of Contents” for this volume attests to the broad scope of Chebyshev’s interests.

The first paper in the collection is “A Note on a Class of Definite Multiple Integrals.”

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Index to Mathematical Treasures

Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: Collected Works of Chebyshev," Convergence (August 2016)