# Mathematician:Horace Lamb

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## Mathematician

English applied mathematician and author of several influential texts on classical physics.

Coined the word **vorticity** in $1916$.

## Nationality

English

## History

- Born: 29 November 1849 in Stockport, England
- Died: 4 December 1934 in Cambridge, England

## Theorems and Definitions

- Lamb-Oseen Vortex (with Carl Wilhelm Oseen)
- Lamb-Chaplygin Dipole (independently of Sergey Alexeyevich Chaplygin)
- Lamb Wave
- Lamb Surface

Definitions of concepts named for **Horace Lamb** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1879:
*A Treatise on the Mathematical Theory of the Motion of Fluids* - 1895:
*Hydrodynamics*

- 1910:
*The Dynamical Theory of Sound* - 1912:
*Statics, including Hydrostatics and the Elements of the Theory of Elasticity* - 1914:
*Dynamics* - 1919:
*The Evolution Of Mathematical Physics* - 1920:
*Higher Mechanics*