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Routh, E. J. : Mathematical papers

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Reference Code: GBR/0273/ROUTH


  • 1855 - 2013

Biographical / Historical

Edward John Routh was educated at University College School, University College London (under Augustus De Morgan), B.A. 1849, before matriculating from Peterhouse in 1850. Here he studied under Isaac Todhunter and William Hopkins and graduated B.A. as Senior Wrangler (over the head of James Clerk Maxwell) in 1854. For the rest of his life he worked as an immensely successful mathematical coach. In 1864 he married Hilda (1840-1916) daughter of George Biddell Airy. Published, inter alia,: 'An analytical view of Sir Isaac Newton's "Principia"', with Lord Brougham (1855); 'Dynamics of a system of rigid bodies' (ed. 1, 1860), later issued as 'Elementary' and 'Advanced' parts; 'A treatise on the stability of a given state of motion' (1877); 'A Treatise of analytical statics' (2 vols. 1891-92); 'A treatise on the dynamics of a particle' (1898). For a more detailed account see A. T. Fuller, ‘Routh, Edward John (1831-1907)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [, accessed 15 June 2015]


4 volume(s) : Paper

1 archive box(es) (1 box)

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Former / Other Reference

MS 954; Pet.731.B.15-16

Related Materials

See also Hopkins 2 (MS 960.2).


Routh, Edward John (1831-1907) mathematician

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