Mathematician:Mathematicians/Sorted By Nation/Serbia

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For more comprehensive information on the lives and works of mathematicians through the ages, see the MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, created by John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson.

The army of those who have made at least one definite contribution to mathematics as we know it soon becomes a mob as we look back over history; 6,000 or 8,000 names press forward for some word from us to preserve them from oblivion, and once the bolder leaders have been recognised it becomes largely a matter of arbitrary, illogical legislation to judge who of the clamouring multitude shall be permitted to survive and who be condemned to be forgotten.
-- Eric Temple Bell: Men of Mathematics, 1937, Victor Gollancz, London


Nikola Tesla $($$\text {1856}$ – $\text {1943}$$)$

Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
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Jovan Karamata $($$\text {1902}$ – $\text {1967}$$)$

Serbian mathematician working in analysis.

Introduced what is now known as Karamata notation for Stirling numbers.
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Miodrag S. Petković $($$\text {b. 1948}$$)$

Serbian mathematician and computer scientist specializing in the theory of iterative processes for solving nonlinear equations and interval mathematics.

Also known for his anthologies of mathematical puzzles.
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Aleksandar Ivić $($$\text {b. 1949}$$)$

Serbian mathematician notable for his work on the Riemann Zeta function.
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