# Mathematician:Yakov Isidorovich Perelman

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## Mathematician

Russian and Soviet science writer and author of many popular science books, including *Physics for Entertainment* and *Mathematics Can Be Fun*.

No relation to Grigori Yakovlevich Perelman, although the latter tells how he was inspired by *Physics for Entertainment* as a child

## Nationality

Russian

## History

- Born: December 4, 1882 in Białystok, Congress Poland
- Died: March 16, 1942 in Leningrad, Soviet Union

## Publications

*Mathematics can be Fun**Astronomia Recreativa**Physics for Entertainment**Figures for Fun**Algebra can be Fun**Fun with Maths and Physics**Arithmetic for Entertainment**Mechanics for Entertainment**Geometry for Entertainment**Astronomy for Entertainment**Lively Mathematics**Physics Everywhere**Tricks and Amusements*

## Also known as

In Russian: **Яков Исидорович Перельман**

## Sources

- 1972: Boris A. Kordemsky:
*The Moscow Puzzles: 359 Mathematical Recreations*... (previous) ... (next): Introduction (Martin Gardner)