The young Arthur Cayley

  title={The young Arthur Cayley},
  author={Tony Crilly},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={267 - 282}
  • Tony Crilly
  • Published 1998
  • Sociology
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
Arthur Cayley, F.R.S. (1821–1895) is widely regarded as Britain's leading pure mathematician of the 19th century. From his start as a Cambridge prodigy, he built up a formidable record of publication, from incidental notes to extensive memoirs, on a wide range of mathematics. His emergence as a mathematician, before he became the sober–minded eminence of the 1860s and 1870s, is largely unknown. The primary guide to his whole life remains, more than a century later, the obituary written by his… Expand

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