Welcome guest
You're not logged in.
595 users online, thereof 1 logged in

Benjamin Fedorovich Kagan

portrait
(c) Copyright Note
Benjamin Fedorovich Kagan (1869 - 1953)

* 10 March 1869, † 8 May 1953

Benjamin Fedorovich Kagan was born on 10 March 1869 in Shavli, Kovno (now Kaunas, Lithuania). Kagan worked on the foundations of geometry and his first work was on Lobachevsky’s geometry. In 1902 he proposed axioms and definitions very different from Hilbert. Kagan studied tensor differential geometry after going to Moscow because of an interest in relativity. He wrote a history of non-euclidean geometry and also a detailed biography of Lobachevsky. He edited Lobachevsky’s complete works which appeared in five volumes between 1946 and 1951. Benjamin Fedorovich Kagan died on 8 May 1953 in Moscow, USSR.

| | | | created: 2016-08-26 21:54:33 | modified: 2017-03-10 23:00:33 | by: bookofproofs | references: [6909]


This work was contributed under CC BY-SA 3.0 by:

This work is a derivative of:

Freely downloadable

[6909] O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: “MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive”, http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/, 2014

Bibliography (further reading)

(none)
FeedsAcknowledgmentsTerms of UsePrivacy PolicyImprint
© 2018 Powered by BooOfProofs, All rights reserved.