Mathematician:George Gabriel Stokes

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Mathematician

Mathematician and physicist who made important contributions to fluid dynamics, optics and mathematical physics.

Known for the Navier-Stokes Equations and Stokes' theorem. He was not the pioneer of the latter; it was named after him for his habit of setting its proof as an examination question.


Nationality

Irish (then part of Great Britain).


History

  • Born: 13 Aug 1819, Skreen, County Sligo, Ireland
  • Died: 1 Feb 1903, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England


Theorems and Definitions

Results named for George Gabriel Stokes can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for George Gabriel Stokes can be found here.


Also known as

Full name and title: Sir George Gabriel Stokes FRS.


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