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George Green, Mathematician and Physicist 1793-1841; The Background to his Life and Work.


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ISBN 10: 048511433X / ISBN 13: 9780485114331
Published by The Athlone Press, (1993)., London & Atlantic Highlands, NJ:, 1993
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First edition. 8vo. xxvi, 365 pp. Frontis., illus., appendices, index. Silver-stamped blue cloth, dust-jacket. Near fine. [br] ISBN: 048511433x First Edition. George Green (1793-1841) was a British mathematical physicist famous for his 1928 publication, "An Essay on the Application of Mathematical Analysis to the Theories of Electricity and Magnetism". Green's new theories and functions helped many other scientists further their work, such as Schwinger work on electrodynamics in 1948 that eventually earned him the 1965 Nobel Prize. Green was a Graduate of Cambridge, 1838, shortly before his death. Unfortunately, Green's work was not well known during his lifetime. However, The George Green Library and the George Green Institute for Electromagnetics Research, both at the University of Nottingham, are named in his honor. Green's Windmill was restored to working order in 1986, now a popular museum and science center in Nottingham. Green's memorial stone, at the Westminster Abbey, is in a nave adjoining the graves of Sir Isaac Newton and Lord Kelvin. Bookseller Inventory # S12556

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Title: George Green, Mathematician and Physicist ...

Publisher: The Athlone Press, (1993)., London & Atlantic Highlands, NJ:

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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George Green was a pioneering 19th-century mathematical physicist, whose work influenced modern physics. He was by trade a miller, of scant formal education until most his finest work was complete. Then, at the age of 40, he went to Caius College, Cambridge, to read for a degree in mathematics. He was without public recognition during his lifetime, and it was Kelvin who saw the importance of his work and gave it wide publicity. Today, Green's function technique has been adapted to quantam mechanical problems in areas as diverse as nuclear physics, quantam electrodynamics and superconductivity. This biography's publication coincides with the bicentenary of Green's birth.

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Before her death in April 2000, Mary Cannell was serving as Honorary Secretary to the George Green Memorial Fund., a position she had held since 1978. Prior to that, she was Acting Principal of Nottingham College of Education. During her lifetime, she wrote several articles and delivered more than 50 lectures on Green's life and education in Nottingham and Cambridge.

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