Georg Wolfgang Kraft (Krafft)( Russian academician)
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Biography Georg Wolfgang Kraft (Krafft)
(1701 - 1754), a native of Wurttemberg. In 1731, Mr.. appointed assistant professor in the department "general mathematics", and in 1733, Mr.. received the Department of Theoretical and Experimental Physics. From 1744, Mr.. was a professor of mathematics at Tц+bingen. Staehelin, Comrade Kraft at the Academy, has kept the news that the Empress Anna Ivanovna extremely believe in astrological predictions, and often appealed to the academy with the requirements of the responses to different questions and problems. According to Staehelin, . "this thing has always concerned Kraft, . which on this occasion to court taste more adjacent to astrology and made it through the rules, decide wonderful problem ", . as, . example, . a given him nameless horoscope unfortunate Prince John,
. In addition to the scientific content of articles, . Kraft has written several textbooks, . long guide the academic high school: "Einleitung zur mathematische und naturliche Geographie" (St. Petersburg, . 1738, . 1739 and 1764, translated into Russian in 1739 and 1764, with this book and read his lecture when he was assistant professor at the Lomonosov); "Kurze Anleitung zur Erkenntniss der einfachen Maschinen und derselben Zusammensetzung" (1738, Russian translation of 1738 and 1802),
. A detailed list of articles Kraft, placed in the academic "Comment" ( "Commentarii Acasemiae scientiarum petropolitanae"), is given by Pekarsky, in his "History of the Imperial Academy of Sciences" (t. I, p. 466 - 468; St. Petersburg., 1870).