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Aleksey Andreevich Lyapunov

N. A. Lyapunova, Ya. I. Fet

: Novosibirsk
: Scientific Publ. Center of RAS
: 2001
: 524

The book describes the life and activities of the outstanding Russian scientist Aleksey Andreevich Lyapunov. Lyapunov holds a special place in the history of science in this country due to his leading part in the struggle for recognition and development of cybernetics.

The collection of materials and documents presented in this book dates back mainly to the Siberian period of Lyapunovs life, that is, 19611973. These records characterize A. A. Lyapunov not only as a scientist, a teacher, and a public figure, but also as a distinguished and honorable person. His life was, and still remains an outstanding example of serving the public interest.

The book is addressed to students, teachers, and general readers interested in the history of computer science.

Supported by Russian Foundation for Basic Research (Grant No. 000687089).

Printed by Scientific Publishing Center of the Siberian Division of RAS.

Contents:

Preface

N. A. Lyapunova. Eleven happy years

I. THE COLLEAGUES, PUPILS, BROTHER-SOLDIERS JOURNALISTS SPEAKING ABOUT A A. LYAPUNOV

R. I. Podlovchenko. Aleksey Andreevich Lyapunov, the father of Russian cybernetics
N. N. Vorontsov. The environment and the personality
A. P. Ershov. In memory of Aleksey Andreevich Lyapunov
G. P. Bagrinovskaya, A. M. Fedotov, I. A. Poletaev. Foreword to Some problems of mathematical biology
S. L. Sobolev. A. A. Lyapunov and cybernetics
A. P. Ershov. A. A. Lyapunov and programming
R. S. Guter. In memory of Aleksey Andreevich Lyapunov
I. B. Pogozhev. He put people together kindly and firmly
R. P. Trusov. That was he Lyapunov
Wanda Beletskaya. [Conversation in a hospital ward (Reply to Mr. Trusovs letter)]
A. A. Lyapunov. A letter to D. S. Nalivayko
V. T. Stebunov. A letter to D. A. Granin
V. Maltsev. He saw the problem exhaustive
V. T. Dementyev, Yu. L. Vasilyev, N. I. Glebov. Aleksey Andreevich Lyapunov
Vladimir Volodkin, Theodor Gladkov. Ordinary children
K. Volodin. Initiation into the FMSh pupils
S. I. Literat. The organizer and supervisor of a novel school
The 60th Anniversary of A. A. Lyapunov:
     The High Award
     G. Bagrinovskaya, R. Kuklin. Pioneer of Soviet cybernetics
     Yu. Vasilyev. His weapon is mathematics
     Selection from telegrams

II. A. A. LYAPUNOV ON EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS

The young mathematicians compete
On the problems of teaching literature in the Physico-Mathematical School
The torch of talent
A school of new type
To the Second All-Union conference on programmed learning and technical means of teaching
The first-borns of the Physico-Mathematical School in the universities
To the All-Union meeting of young rationalizers and inventors
Modern people and the school
On teaching physico-mathematical and natural sciences in the Physico-Mathematical School at the Novosibirsk University
Students, grades, abilities
A word to those who enter
The road to science
The fund of teachers knowledge
Whether Nikitins experience will be studied?
The educational experiment is absolutely necessary
Mathematics in technical universities: the onthodidactic problem
Is it necessary to be an excellent pupil?
How to become an rudite?

III. A. A. LYAPUNOV AND THE REBIRTH OF SOVIET BIOLOGY

V. A. Ratner. A bite of the expiring reptile (from A. A. Lyapunovs archives)
A. A. Lypunovs friends and like-minded fellows in defence of his cause:
     A letter by G. F. Rybkin, Director of Fizmatgiz, to A. I. Berg
     A letter by A. I. Berg to A. A. Lyapunov
      [Reply from A. N. Kolmogorov]
      [Reply from S. L. Sobolev]
      [Reply from M. A. Lavrentiev]
      [Reply from R. L. Berg]
      [Reply from A. A. Malinovsky]
     A letter by A. I. Berg to G. F. Rybkin
Collective letter to the Presidium of the Central Committee of the CPSU
     [1st version]
     [final version]
A. A. Lyapunov. Towards the unity of subject and method

IV. TRAITS TO THE PORTRAIT

P. Rondier. The French view of Siberia
L. Chernova. Treasure Island
A. A. Lyapunov, K. A. Timofeyev, V. V. Khvostova. Dont water down the musical life
V. A. Lothar-Shevchenko. Music in A. A. Lyapunovs life
Yu. A.Pervin. Aleksey Andreevich, France, Lothar-Shevchenko

V. A. A. LYAPUNOV SUPPORTS, RECOMMENDS, CRITICIZES

VI. CORRESPONDENCE