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Russian-born American mathematician who did fundamental work on algebraic topology, its applications to algebraic geometry, and the theory of non-linear ordinary differential equations.
- Born: 3 September 1884 in Moscow, Russia
- Died: 5 October 1972 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Theorems and Definitions
Results named for Solomon Lefschetz can be found here.
Definitions of concepts named for Solomon Lefschetz can be found here.
- 1911: On the existence of loci with given singularities
- 1921: On certain numerical invariants of algebraic varieties with application to abelian varieties
- 1924: L'analysis situs et la géométrie algébrique
- 1926: Intersections and transformations of complexes and manifolds (Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. Vol. 28: pp. 1 – 49) www.jstor.org/stable/1989171
- 1927: Fixed Point Theorem (Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. Vol. 29: pp. 429 – 462) www.jstor.org/stable/1989219
- 1930: Topology
- 1924: Algebraic Topology
- 1949: Introduction to Topology
- 1961: Stability by Liapunov's direct method with applications (with Joseph P. LaSalle)
- 1953: Algebraic Geometry (2nd edn. 1964)
- 1957: Differential equations: geometric theory (2nd edn. 1963)
- 1965: Stability of nonlinear control systems
- 1970: Reminiscences of a mathematical immigrant in the United States (Amer. Math. Monthly Vol. 77: pp. 344 – 350) www.jstor.org/stable/2316140
Also known as
In Russian: Соломо́н Ле́фшец
Some sources erroneously render his name as Lefshetz.
- John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson: "Solomon Lefschetz": MacTutor History of Mathematics archive
- 1998: David Nelson: The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics (2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Lefschetz, Solomon (1884-1972)
- 2008: David Nelson: The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics (4th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Lefschetz, Solomon (1884-1972)