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Encyclopedia > Jacopo Riccati

Jacopo Francesco Riccati (28 May 1676 - 15 April 1754) was an Italian mathematician, from Venice. He is now remembered for the Riccati equation. May 28 is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (149th in leap years). ... Events January 29 - Feodor III becomes Tsar of Russia First measurement of the speed of light, by Ole Rømer Bacons Rebellion Russo-Turkish Wars commence. ... April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... 1754 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... A mathematician is a person whose area of study and research is mathematics. ... Location within Italy Venice is known for its waterways and gondolas Venice (Italian Venezia), the city of canals, is the capital of the region of Veneto, population 271,663 (census estimate 2004-01-01). ... In mathematics, a Riccati equation is any ordinary differential equation that has the form It is named after Count Jacopo Francesco Riccati (1676-1754). ...


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  • Biography (http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Riccati.html) at the MacTutor archive

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Jacopo Riccati Summary (137 words)
Riccati, the son of a mathematician, used hyperbolic functions to find the roots of cubic equations, among other uses.
In fact, Riccati was the first to use hyperbolic functions, and led the way toward finding ways to add them and determine their derivatives.
Jacopo Riccati at the MacTutor History of Mathematics archive.
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