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Pankevych Mikhail Ivanovich

( Russian mathematician)

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Biography Pankevych Mikhail Ivanovich
(1757 - 1812)
He graduated from the course at the Kiev Theological Academy, he entered in 1780 at Moscow University, where he attended lectures by professors: Anichkova, Growth, Autograph and Chebotarev. In addition, he enrolled in 1782 in teaching, or teacher, seminary at the university gymnasium, where the main study mathematics and physics. In 1787 he became a lecturer at the university boarding school. In arithmetic, he taught here in 1790 - 1796 years of artillery and fortification. In 1788, after successfully passed the test and submission of dissertation ( "De praecipuis machinis hydraulicis, quibus elasticorum serventis aquae vaporum ponderisque atmosphaerae ope, aqua ad insignem altitudinem elevari potest") P. received a Master of Philosophy and free of Sciences. In 1791, P. was appointed extraordinary professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics. He has an important merit of the first administration in university teaching analysis of infinitesimal. This introduction cost him great effort, as the study of differential and integral calculus, and he had not previously engaged. While statement Pankevych often suffered from the uncertainty and errors in calculations, but his lectures were imbued with the spirit of the new science. As a professor Pankevych wrote two speeches, . printed in the university reports: "A word about the true purpose of mathematical sciences and so on." (1792) and "Word of the distinctive properties, . sources and means of education "(1800); generally same, . literary activity was little available P,
. Consequently, the decision of the trustee of the University of MN. Murav'eva, and extremely important for Russian science, the proposal to translate into Russian the great "Principia" Newton remained without execution. Wed. his biography, made up of cereals in "biographical dictionary of the professors of Moscow University". VV. Bobynin.


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