John Edensor Littlewood, 9 June 1885 - 6 September 1977

@article{Burkill1978JohnEL,
  title={John Edensor Littlewood, 9 June 1885 - 6 September 1977},
  author={John Charles Burkill},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  year={1978},
  pages={323 - 367}
}
  • J. C. Burkill
  • Published 1978
  • Mathematics
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
In 1900 pure mathematics in this country was at a low ebb. Since the days of Newton mathematics had come to be regarded as ancillary to natural philosophy. In the nineteenth century this attitude had been confirmed by the prestige of Stokes, Clerk Maxwell, Kelvin and others. On the continent the nineteenth century was as fruitful in pure mathematics as England was barren. The central property of functions of a complex variable was found by Cauchy, and further light was shed on the theory by… Expand
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