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
Born(1823-04-13)13 April 1823
Died7 February 1901(1901-02-07) (aged 77)
Alma materUniversity of Jena
Scientific career
ThesisTheorema taylorianum (1844)

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


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