Mathematician:Douglas Rayner Hartree

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English mathematician and physicist most famous for the development of numerical analysis and its application to the Hartree-Fock equations of atomic physics.

Constructed a differential analyser using Meccano.




  • Born: 27 March 1897 in Cambridge, England
  • Died: 12 February 1958 in Cambridge, England

Theorems and Definitions


  • 1949: Calculating Instruments and Machines
  • 1952: Numerical Analysis
  • 1957: The calculation of Atomic Structures
  • 1958: Numerical Analysis, 2nd ed.

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