Davidov
# August Yulevich Davidov

### Born: 15 Dec 1823
in Libav, Russia

Died: 22 Dec 1885
in Moscow, Russia

**Davidov** taught at Moscow University, from where he obtained a doctorate in 1851, for the whole of his life. Davidov was a co-founder of the Moscow Mathematical Society.
Davidov was the first to give a general analytic method for determining the position of equilibrium of a floating body. He also worked on partial differential equations, elliptic functions and the application of probability to statistics.

**References (2 books/articles)**

JOC/EFR December 1996