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Nikolai Mitrofanovich Krylov

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Born: 29 Nov 1879 in St Petersburg,
Russia

Died: 11 May 1955 in Moscow, USSR

**Nikolai Krylov** graduated from the St Petersburg Institute
of Mines in 1902. He was professor there from 1912 until 1917 when he went
to the Crimea to become professor at the Crimea University. He held this
post until 1922 when he was appointed chairman of the mathematical physics
department of the Ukranian Academy of Sciences.
In 1939 Krylov became an *honoured scientist of the Ukranian Soviet
Socialist Republic.*

He worked mainly on interpolation and numerical solutions to differential
equations, where he obtained very effective formulas for the errors.

He also applied his methods to non-linear oscillatory problems in 1932
and, in so doing, laid the foundations for non-linear mechanics.

Krylov published over 200 papers on analysis and mathematical physics.

**List of References**
(8 books/articles)

Article by: *J.J. O'Connor and E.F. Robertson*

Source: MacTutor History of Mathematics archive