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Magnitskii Leonty

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Biography Magnitskii Leonty
(1669 - 1739). He studied at the Moscow Slavo-Greco-Latin Academy, then taught himself mathematics, at a rate far surpassing the level of information reported in the Russian arithmetic, surveying and astronomical manuscripts of the XVII century. After opening in Moscow (1701) School of Mathematical and Navigational Sciences, was appointed a teacher of arithmetic, and there, in all probability, geometry and trigonometry. Of educational encyclopaedia of mathematics under the title "Arithmetic, in other words science numerals and t. E "(1703), . contains a lengthy exposition of arithmetic, . important for practical application of Article elementary algebra, . application of arithmetic and algebra to geometry, . practical geometry, . concept of calculating trigonometric tables and trigonometric calculations in general and the necessary initial information from the astronomy, . Geodesy and Navigation (now published a new edition of this arithmetic, Issue 1, . Moscow, . 1914, . with a foreword by P,
. Baranova). As a textbook, this book is more than half a century was used in schools. Later Magnitskii participated in the first Russian edition of logarithmic tables A. Vlakka. The government of Peter the Great not value the merits Magnitskiy and placed him as a teacher, following his fellow Englishmen, Farvarsona and Guinea. He received a much smaller salary, . and, . when his comrades were transferred to St. Petersburg, . opened there in the Naval Academy (1715), . he remained in Moscow for the former position in the school, . which has taken in relation to the newly opened Academy of second fiddle,
. - See. Bobynin "Essays on the history of physical and mathematical knowledge in Russia" ( "Physical and mathematical sciences in their present and past, Volumes VII and VIII); Galanin" Magnitskii and arithmetic "(Moscow, 1914, 2 nd edition).


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