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Andre-Louis Cholesky : Mathematician, Topographer and Army Officer, Hardback Book

Andre-Louis Cholesky : Mathematician, Topographer and Army Officer Hardback


This book traces the life of Cholesky (1875-1918), and gives his family history.

After an introduction to topography, an English translation of an unpublished paper by him where he explained his method for linear systems is given, studied and replaced in its historical context.

His other works, including two books, are also described as well as his involvement in teaching at a superior school by correspondence.

The story of this school and its founder, Leon Eyrolles, are addressed.

Then, an important unpublished book of Cholesky on graphical calculation is analyzed in detail and compared to similar contemporary publications.

The biography of Ernest Benoit, who wrote the first paper where Cholesky's method is explained, is provided.

Various documents, highlighting the life and the personality of Cholesky, end the book.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 331 pages, 134 Illustrations, black and white; XIII, 331 p. 134 illus.
  • Publisher: Birkhauser
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Numerical analysis
  • ISBN: 9783319081342

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