# Mathematician:George Green

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## Mathematician

Famously (and mystifyingly) self-taught English mathematical physicist best known for Green's Theorem.

Did pioneering work on electromagnetism.

## Nationality

English

## History

- Born: July 1793, Nottingham, England (exact date unknown)
- 14 July 1793: Baptised
- 1801 - 1802: Attended Robert Goodacre's school for four terms (exhausting everything they could teach him)
- Died: 31 May 1841, Sneinton, Nottinghamshire, England

## Theorems and Definitions

- Green's Theorem
- Green's Functions
- Discrete Green's Theorem
- Green's Identities
- Green's Matrix
- Green Measure
- Cauchy-Green Tensor (with Augustin Louis Cauchy)
- Liouville-Green Method of Approximations (with Joseph Liouville), also known as the LG Method, or the WKB Method (after Gregor Wentzel, Hendrik Anthony Kramers and Léon Nicolas Brillouin)

Results named for **George Green** can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for **George Green** can be found here.

## Publications

Dates given below which are specific are the dates when the papers were first read before an audience.

- 1828:
*An Essay on the Application of Mathematical Analysis to the Theories of Electricity and Magnetism* - 12 November 1832:
*Mathematical Investigations concerning the Laws of the Equilibrium of Fluids analogous to the Electric Fluid, with other similar Researches* - 6 May 1833:
*On the Determination of the Exterior and Interior Attractions of Ellipsoids of Variable Densities* - 16 December 1833:
*Researches on the Vibration of Pendulums in Fluid Media* - 15 May 1837:
*On the Motion of Waves in a Variable Canal of Small Width and Depth* - 11 December 1837:
*On the Reflexion and Refraction of Sound* - 11 December 1837:
*On the Laws of Relexion and Refraction of Light at the common Surface of two non-crystallized Media* - 18 February 1839:
*Note on the Motion of Waves in Canals* - 6 May 1839:
*Supplement to a Memoir on the Reflexion and Refraction of Light* - 20 May 1839
*On the Propagation of Light in Crystallized Media*

## Sources

- 1998: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**Green, George**(1793-1841) - 2008: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(4th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**Green, George**(1793-1841) - 2014: Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson:
*The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics*(5th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**Green, George**(1793-1841)