By Eduard A. Tropp, Viktor Ya. Frenkel, Artur D. Chernin, Alexander Dron, Michael Burov
Our universe might be defined mathematically by means of an easy version constructed in 1922 at Petrograd (St. Petersburg) via Alexander Friedmann (1888-1925). with out the good thing about observational facts, Friedmann anticipated that the total universe might extend and evolve with time. This impressive prediction used to be proven seven years later through Edwin Hubble. Its originator, regrettably did not reside to savour this triumph. This brilliant biography of an exceptional scientist units his existence and paintings opposed to a large backdrop of the heritage of cosmological experiences and its significant gamers, akin to Einstein and others. The publication is a window on Friedmann's university and collage years, army carrier, and educating and learn in the course of a seminal interval of Soviet background. The authors comprise detailed archival fabric, akin to Friedmann's letters from the Russian entrance, in addition to modern documents and recollections of comrades. there's a distinctive remedy 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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Bursian, G. G. Weichardt, L. D. Isakov, Yu. A. Krutkov, G. Ye. Perlitz and V. M. Chulanovsky, teachers at St. Petersburg University or graduates who had stayed on at the University to prepare for the teaching profession; V. F. Mitkevich, an electrical engineer from the Polytechnical Institute; V. V. Doinikova, M. A. Levitskaya and A. B. Feringer, physics students from the Bestuzhev Women's School; and finally - Ya. D. Tamarkin and A. A. Friedmann, mathematicians, who are of special interest to us.
Now let us turn to the above-mentioned book by S. Dianin. Its opening chapters present the prehistory of the movement of St. Petersburg secondary school students. " The printed text of this book fully supports the typewritten text of the above-cited minutes. It says that having returned to their gymnasia (and technical schools) after the strike of October 17, the students began their fight to change the established school rules for some form of control over the instructional process through the institution of elected monitors.
Petersburg pedagogue Ya. Ya. Gurevich. Having looked through the journal, we found in the 1908-10 issues a few reviews signed by "A. " However, one cannot be sure that our "Friedmann" is behind all of them. In fact, in Gurevich's journal there was a contributor, A. Fomin by name, who sometimes signed with his full name, but sometimes also with initials. Judging by the content of some of the books reviewed in the journal, which could not possibly interest Friedmann, those reviews were written by Fomin.