# Mathematician:George Neville Watson

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## Mathematician

English mathematician who applied complex analysis to the theory of special functions.

## Nationality

English

## History

- Born: 31 January 1886 in Westward Ho!, Devon, England
- Died: 2 February 1965 in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England

## Theorems and Definitions

- Watson's Lemma
- Watson's Hypergeometric Theorem (also known as Watson's Theorem)
- Sommerfeld-Watson Transform (with Arnold Johannes Wilhelm Sommerfeld)

Results named for **George Neville Watson** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1903:
*A method for determining a very rapidly converging series for the square root of any positive integer* - 1907:
*The Expansion of Products of Hypergeometric Functions* - 1908:
*A Series for the Square of the Hypergeometric Function* - 1909:
*The Cubic Transformation of the Hypergeometric Function*

- 1915:
*A Course of Modern Analysis, 2nd ed.*(with E.T. Whittaker)- 1920:
*A Course of Modern Analysis, 3rd ed.*(with E.T. Whittaker) - 1927:
*A Course of Modern Analysis, 4th ed.*(with E.T. Whittaker)

- 1920:

- 1922:
*The Theory of Bessel functions*

## Also known as

George Neville Watson is usually known as **Neville Watson**.