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# Oscar Schlömilch

Oscar (Oskar) Xavier Schlömilch (1823–1901) 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.

He is now known as the eponym of the Schlömilch function, 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 series

* Schlömilch equation

External links

* O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Oscar Schlömilch", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews, http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Scholomilch.html .

* Oscar Schlömilch at the Mathematics Genealogy Project

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