# Mathematician:Mikhail Vasilyevich Ostrogradsky

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## Mathematician

Russian mathematician, mechanician and physicist of Ukrainian origin.

Worked mainly in the mathematical fields of calculus of variations, integration of algebraic functions, number theory, algebra, geometry, probability theory and in the fields of applied mathematics, mathematical physics and classical mechanics.

## Nationality

Ukrainian

## History

- Born: 24 September 1801 in Pashennaya (now Poltava oblast), Ukraine
- Died: 1 January 1862 in Poltava (now Ukraine)

## Theorems and Definitions

- Ostrogradsky Instability
- Ostrogradsky's Integration Method
- Gauss-Ostrogradsky Theorem (with Carl Friedrich Gauss), also known as Ostrogradsky-Gauss Theorem, Ostrogradsky's Theorem, Gauss's Theorem and the Divergence Theorem

Results named for **Mikhail Vasilyevich Ostrogradsky** can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for **Mikhail Vasilyevich Ostrogradsky** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1845:
*De l'intégration des fractions rationnelles*(*Bulletin de la classe physico-mathématique de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences de Saint-Pétersbourg***Vol. 4**: pp. 145 – 167) - 1845:
*De l'intégration des fractions rationnelles (fin)*(*Bulletin de la classe physico-mathématique de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences de Saint-Pétersbourg***Vol. 4**: pp. 286 – 300)

## Also known as

Full name in Russian: **Михаил Васильевич Остроградский**.

Full name in Ukrainian: **Михайло Васильович Остроградський**.

Rendering of his name in Western form varies: some present the surname as **Ostrogradski**, and the middle name can also be seen as **Vasilevitch**.