# Oscar Schlömilch

**Oscar (Oskar) Xavier Schlömilch** (13 April 1823 – 7 February 1901) was a German mathematician, born in Weimar, working in mathematical analysis. He took a doctorate at the University of Jena in 1842, and became a professor at Dresden Polytechnic in 1849.

Oscar Schlömilch | |
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Born | |

Died | 7 February 1901 77) | (aged

Nationality | German |

Alma mater | University of Jena |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematics |

Thesis | Theorema taylorianum (1844) |

Influences | Dirichlet |

He is now known as the eponym of the Schlömilch function,[1] a kind of Bessel function. He was also an important textbook writer, and editor of the journal * Zeitschrift für Mathematik und Physik*, of which he was a founder in 1856. He published in 1868 for the first time the dissection paradox, earlier invented by Sam Loyd.

In 1862, he was elected a foreign members of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

## See also

- Schlömilch remainder
- Schlömilch's Series
- Schlömilch equation

## References

- Schlömilch, O. X. (1857). "Ueber die Bessel'sche Funktion".
*Zeitschrift für Mathematik und Physik*.**2**: 137–165.

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