# The Edinburgh Mathematical Laboratory and Edmund Taylor Whittaker's role in the early development of numerical analysis in Britain

@article{Maidment2020TheEM, title={The Edinburgh Mathematical Laboratory and Edmund Taylor Whittaker's role in the early development of numerical analysis in Britain}, author={Alison Maidment}, journal={Historia Mathematica}, year={2020} }

## One Citation

## References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 159 REFERENCES

The Edinburgh Mathematical Colloquium

- MathematicsThe Mathematical Gazette
- 1913

THE first Mathematical Colloquium held in Edinburgh met during the first week of August, and proved a great success. It was organised by the office-bearers of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society, A.…

‘A man who has infinite capacity for making things go’: Sir Edmund Taylor Whittaker (1873–1956)

- PhysicsBritish Journal for the History of Mathematics
- 2019

Among the leading mathematicians of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries was British mathematician and astronomer, Sir Edmund Taylor Whittaker. Born in Southport, in the north of England, Whittaker…

The Calculus of Observations: a Treatise on Numerical Mathematics

- MathematicsNature
- 1924

A SET of numerical data, whether obtained from theory or experiment, gives rise to mathematical problems of interest and importance. The consideration of these problems now forms an important branch…

A Course in Interpolation and Numerical Integration for the Mathematical Laboratory

- Mathematics
- 2009

Two little volumes of the series edited by Professor Whittaker treat some of the more essential parts of the subjects of interpolation and numerical approximation, the first being devoted chiefly to the non-periodic case of polynomial interpolation, the second mainly to trigonometric interpolation in the representation of periodic functions.

Numerical Studies in Differential Equations

- MathematicsNature
- 1935

AbstractTHE teaching of differential equations in English universities usually follows an unsatisfactory middle path. General theory is omitted as too difficult, while numerical methods are…

Precision measurement and the genesis of physics teaching laboratories in Victorian Britain

- Physics, EducationThe British Journal for the History of Science
- 1990

The appearance and proliferation of physics laboratories in the academic institutions of Britain between 1865 and 1885 is an established feature of Victorian science. However, neither of the two…

The emergence of computing science research and teaching at Cambridge, 1936-49

- GeologyIEEE Annals of the History of Computing
- 1992

The motivation behind the creation of the Cambridge University Mathematical Laboratory and its original terms of reference are described and the ways in which Wilkes developed the work of the laboratory and built up a research team to work on the EDSAC project, which established Cambridge as a major center of computer research, are considered.

On Graeffe's Method for Complex Roots of Algebraic Equations

- MathematicsMathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
- 1924

The only really useful practical method for solving numerical algebraic equations of higher orders, possessing complex roots, is that devised by C. H. Graeffe early in the nineteenth century. When an…

The Princeton companion to applied mathematics

- Mathematics
- 2015

This volume introduces readers to applied mathematics and its uses; explains key concepts; describes important equations, laws, and functions; looks at exciting areas of research; covers modeling and simulation; explores areas of application; and more.

Alexander Craig Aitken, 1895-1967

- HistoryBiographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
- 1968

Alexander Craig Aitken was born in Dunedin, New Zealand, on 1 April 1895, the eldest of the seven children of William and Elizabeth Aitken. His father was one of the fourteen children of Alexander…