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By Eduard A. Tropp, Viktor Ya. Frenkel, Artur D. Chernin

ISBN-10: 0521384702

ISBN-13: 9780521384704

Our universe might be defined mathematically by way of an easy version constructed in 1922 at Petrograd (St. Petersburg) by means of Alexander Friedmann (1888-1925). with out the good thing about observational proof, Friedmann expected that the total universe could extend and evolve with time. This amazing prediction used to be proven seven years later via Edwin Hubble. Its originator, regrettably didn't reside to get pleasure from this triumph. This shiny biography of a very good scientist units his existence and paintings opposed to a large backdrop of the background of cosmological stories and its significant gamers, reminiscent of Einstein and others. The booklet is a window on Friedmann's university and collage years, army provider, and instructing and learn in the course of a seminal interval of Soviet heritage. The authors contain certain archival fabric, resembling Friedmann's letters from the Russian entrance, in addition to modern files and recollections of comrades. there's a unique therapy of his paintings in theoretical cosmology (1922-1924), set within the context of the association of Soviet technological know-how on the time.

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By Eduard A. Tropp, Viktor Ya. Frenkel, Artur D. Chernin

ISBN-10: 0521384702

ISBN-13: 9780521384704

Our universe might be defined mathematically by way of an easy version constructed in 1922 at Petrograd (St. Petersburg) by means of Alexander Friedmann (1888-1925). with out the good thing about observational proof, Friedmann expected that the total universe could extend and evolve with time. This amazing prediction used to be proven seven years later via Edwin Hubble. Its originator, regrettably didn't reside to get pleasure from this triumph. This shiny biography of a very good scientist units his existence and paintings opposed to a large backdrop of the background of cosmological stories and its significant gamers, reminiscent of Einstein and others. The booklet is a window on Friedmann's university and collage years, army provider, and instructing and learn in the course of a seminal interval of Soviet heritage. The authors contain certain archival fabric, resembling Friedmann's letters from the Russian entrance, in addition to modern files and recollections of comrades. there's a unique therapy of his paintings in theoretical cosmology (1922-1924), set within the context of the association of Soviet technological know-how on the time.

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427, Sec. IV, Item 4 of The University Charter of 1884 concerning the retaining at St. Petersburg University, in the department of mathematics, of Alexander Alexan8 It is to be noted that for some reason all the above-mentioned contributions by Friedmann, including the article on Halley's comet, are signed with initials (as are the reviews in The Russian School); in this case the initials "L. " were chosen, which do not seem to admit of logical decoding. At the same time, in the contents of volume 42 of the journal the last names and the initials of the authors, A.

IV, Item 4 of The University Charter of 1884 concerning the retaining at St. Petersburg University, in the department of mathematics, of Alexander Alexan8 It is to be noted that for some reason all the above-mentioned contributions by Friedmann, including the article on Halley's comet, are signed with initials (as are the reviews in The Russian School); in this case the initials "L. " were chosen, which do not seem to admit of logical decoding. At the same time, in the contents of volume 42 of the journal the last names and the initials of the authors, A.

Komarov, the future president of the USSR Academy of Sciences, at that time an associate professor at the University. This organization financed the publication of the "Proceedings" of some of these societies in 1909 and later years. Gavrilov writes that Friedmann was an active participant in 32 University years, 1906-14 these societies: "I remember his talk at one of these circles1 'On the canals of Mars', the news of whose discovery had been announced not long before. Amid the stormy applause of the young audience Alexander Alexandrovich ended his paper with these words: 'The canals appeared almost suddenly; at any rate, they have been built within a very short time.

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