By Claude Brezinski, Dominique Tournès
This booklet strains the lifetime of Cholesky (1875-1918), and provides his relatives historical past. After an advent to topography, an English translation of an unpublished paper via him the place he defined his process for linear structures is given, studied and changed in its historic context. His different works, together with books, also are defined in addition to his involvement in instructing at a high-quality institution by way of correspondence. the tale of this college and its founder, Léon Eyrolles, are addressed. Then, a massive unpublished booklet of Cholesky on graphical calculation is analyzed intimately and in comparison to comparable modern courses. The biography of Ernest Benoit, who wrote the 1st paper the place Cholesky´s approach is defined, is equipped. a number of records, highlighting the lifestyles and the character of Cholesky, finish the book.
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Jules Emile Legras (Passy, Yonne, 25 May 1866 - Dijon, 12 May 1930) was a professor of literature at the Universities of Bordeaux and Dijon. He soon developed a passion for Russia, its literature, and its language. He made frequent and long stays (nine years for one of them) in this country, and met Chekhov and Tolstoy. Then, he taught Russian literature at the Sorbonne and wrote several books about Russia. In 1914, despite his age (50), he enrolled in the Army as a member of the French military mission on the Russian front where he organized the information oﬃces.
Lassithi c Public domain On 25 March 1909, Cholesky was promoted to capitaine en second in the 27th Artillery Regiment, and maintained in the Geographical Service. On 28 August 1909, he was removed from the list of this Service and, on 14 September, he had to join the 13th Artillery Regiment, by a ministerial decision, in order to perform his statutory period of two years as commander of the 13th battery that had just been created. It was during this period that Cholesky wrote the manuscript on his method for solving systems of linear equations.
We made prisoners. Tuesday 28 August. On both sides of the Avre river, we executed two local operations that allowed us to take back Fresnoy–l`es–Roye and Saint–Mard, despite the strong resistance of the enemy. We made over 1,100 prisoners, including 36 oﬃcers. Between the Oise and the Aisne rivers, a counter–attack of the Germans west of Chavigny failed. We made thirty prisoners. To the east of Bagneux, we have progressed from 1,200 meters. Cannonade between the Aillette and the Aisne rivers. During the night of 29–30 August, the 10th Army extends from Champs, on the Ailette river, to Braine included, on the Vesle river.