# Mathematician:Ian Naismith Sneddon

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## Mathematician

British applied mathematician who is most noted for his work researching elasticity.

## Nationality

Scots

## History

- Born: 8 Dec 1919, Glasgow, Scotland
- 1936: Entered the University of Glasgow
- 1940: Graduated with First Class Honours in mathematics and physics
- 1942: Part II of the Mathematical Tripos, assigned work at Cavendish Laboratory
- September 1943: Married Mary Campbell Macgregor
- 1946: Returned to Glasgow as a lecturer in physics
- 1958: Elected to Royal Society of Edinburgh
- 1969: Awarded an OBE
- 1983: Elected to Royal Society of London
- Died: 4 Nov 2000 in Glasgow, Scotland

## Publications

- 1948:
*Wave Mechanics and its Applications*(with N.F. Mott) - 1951:
*Fourier Transforms* - 1956:
*Special Functions of Mathematical Physics and Chemistry* - 1957:
*Elements of partial differential equations* - 1960:
*An introduction to the mathematics of medicine and biology*(with J.G. Defares) - 1960 and on: Translation into English of
*A course of higher mathematics*(5 volumes) by V.I. Smirnov - 1961:
*Fourier Series* - 1966:
*Mixed boundary value problems in potential theory* - 1969:
*Crack problems in the classical theory of elasticity*(with M Lowengrub)