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DOI: 10.33622/0869-7019
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  • M. N. Gersevanov as a Pioneer in the Application of Mathematical Logic in the Field of Construction
  • 624.1:168.33
    Igor' P. PRYADKO, e-mail:
    Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (National Research University), Yaroslavskoe shosse, 26, Moscow 129337, Russian Federation
    Abstract. The article analyzes the conclusions of N. M. Gersevanov, the outstanding Russian hydro-engineer, the founder of the national school of soil mechanics, made by this scientist in the field of mathematical logic in structural mechanics. It shows the importance of his developments for the development of technical applications of algebra, logic and mathematical logic. The language of propositional logics of N.M. Gersevanov is compared with the symbolic language used by I.I. Zhegalkin, the logician and mathematician of the old pre-revolutionary school. The novelty of the proposed study is that the author for the first time analyzed the logical-mathematical alphabet used by Gersevanov, comparing it with the modern interpretation of logical constants. An assessment of the importance of the logical search of N.M. Gersevanov for the construction science completes the proposed study. The relevance of the article is in the need to eliminate the "white spots" in the history of domestic applicative knowledge of the XX century, to raise the question about the fate of the construction science in the period difficult for her.
    Key words: formal logic, calculus of propositions, propositional variables, N. . Gersevanov, construction mechanics, electrical engineering, logic, history of logic, philosophy of science.
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  • For citation: Pryadko I. P. M. N. Gersevanov as a Pioneer in the Application of Mathematical Logic in the Field of Construction. Promyshlennoe i grazhdanskoe stroitel'stvo [Industrial and Civil Engineering], 2018, no. 7, pp. 72-78.