Mathematician:Peter Guthrie Tait
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Scottish mathematical physicist and early pioneer in thermodynamics.
Also known for his early investigations into knot theory.
- Born: 28 April 1831 in Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland
- 1847: One session at Edinburgh University
- 1848: Went to Peterhouse College, Cambridge
- 1852: Fellow and Lecturer at Peterhouse
- 1854: Professor of Mathematics at Queens College, Belfast
- 1860: Professorship of Natural Philosophy at University of Edinburgh
- Died: 4 July 1901 in Edinburgh, Scotland
Theorems and Definitions
- Even Prof. Gibbs must be ranked as one of the retarders of quaternion progress, in virtue of his pamphlet on Vector Analysis, a sort of hermaphrodite monster compounded of the notations of Hamilton and Grassman.
- --Preface to third edition of Elementary Treatise on Quaternions
- John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson: "Peter Guthrie Tait": MacTutor History of Mathematics archive