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


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