Mathematician:Achille Marie Gaston Floquet

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Mathematician

Gaston Floquet was a French mathematician best known for his work in analysis, especially in theory of differential equations.


Nationality

French


History

  • Born: 15 Dec 1847 in Épinal, France
  • 1869: Entered École Normale Supérieure
  • 1870: Joined the army of the Loire as a second lieutenant, fought in Franco-Prussian War
  • 1871: Returned to his studies at the École Normale Supérieure
  • 1873: Completed his studies
  • 19 September 1873: Appointed to the Lycée de Belfort, took charge of the mathematics course.
  • 15 September 1875: Obtained his mathematics agrégation
  • 22 September 1875: Named as professor of elementary mathematics at the Lycée d'Angers
  • 8 November 1876: Appointed to position of professor of special mathematics at the Lycée de Clermont-Ferrand
  • 13 February 1878: Appointed maître de conférences at the Faculty of Science at Nancy
  • November 1879: Given a temporary appointment as a professor at Nancy
  • 1880: Put in charge of the mathematics course at Nancy
  • July 1880: Given a permanent chair
  • End of 1880: Holding the chair of pure mathematics and analysis
  • 1905: Appointed head of the Faculty of Science at Nancy
  • Died: 7 Oct 1920 in Nancy, France


Theorems and Definitions

Results named for Achille Marie Gaston Floquet can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for Achille Marie Gaston Floquet can be found here.


Publications

  • 1879: Sur la théorie des équations différentielles linéaires (On the theory of linear differential equations)
  • 1881: Sur les équations différentielles linéaires à coefficients périodiques (On linear differential equations with periodic coefficients) (First paper of that name)
  • 1881: Sur les équations différentielles linéaires à coefficients périodiques (On linear differential equations with periodic coefficients) (Second paper of that name)
  • 1883: Sur les équations différentielles linéaires à coefficients périodiques (On linear differential equations with periodic coefficients) (Third paper of that name)
  • 1884: Addition à un mémoire sur les équations différentielles linéaires (Addition to a memoir on linear differential equations)
  • 1884: Sur les équations différentielles linéaires à coefficients doublement périodiques (On linear differential equations with double periodic coefficients)
  • 1887: Sur une classe d'équations différentielles linéaires non homogènes (On a class of non-homogeneous linear differential equations)
  • 1888: Sur une propriété de la surface $xyz = l^3$ (On a property of the surface $xyz = l^3$)
  • 1889: Sur le mouvement d'un fil dans un plan fixe (On the movement of a cord in a fixed plane)
  • 1895: Sur l'équation de Lamé (on Lamé's equation)
  • 1898: Sur le mouvement d'un point ou d'un fil glissant sur un plan horizontal fixe lorsqu'on tient compte de la rotation de la terre et du frottement (On the movement of a point or a cord sliding on a fixed horizontal plane taking account of the rotation of the earth and of friction)
  • 1901: Sur les équations intrinsèques du mouvement d'un fil et sur le calcul de sa tension (On intrinsic equations of movement of a cord and of calculation of its tension)
  • 1902: L'astronome Messier


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