Edmund Taylor Whittaker

@article{Mccrea1957EdmundTW,
  title={Edmund Taylor Whittaker},
  author={W. H. Mccrea},
  journal={Journal of The London Mathematical Society-second Series},
  year={1957},
  pages={234-256}
}
  • W. Mccrea
  • Published 1 April 1957
  • Mathematics
  • Journal of The London Mathematical Society-second Series
Computation and Applications of Mathieu Functions: A Historical Perspective
TLDR
This paper surveys and recapitulates the historical development of the theory and methods of computation for Mathieu functions and modified Mathieu function and identifies some gaps in current software capability, particularly to do with double eigenvalues of the Mathieu equation.
‘A man who has infinite capacity for making things go’: Sir Edmund Taylor Whittaker (1873–1956)
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Hertzian electromagnetic potentials
  • W. Mccrea
  • Geology
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • 1957
The general properties of the Hertzian electromagnetic potentials and their gauge transformations, recently given by Nisbet, are re-derived in tensor form appropriate to the space-time of special

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