Mathematician:James Hopwood Jeans

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Mathematician

Sir James Hopwood Jeans was an English physicist, astronomer and mathematician.


Nationality

British


History

  • Born: 11 September 1877 in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England
  • Died: 16 September 1946 in Dorking, Surrey, England


Theorems and Definitions


Publications

  • 1904: The Dynamical Theory of Gases
  • 1906: Theoretical Mechanics
  • 1908: Mathematical Theory of Electricity and Magnetism
  • 1919: Problems of Cosmology and Stellar Dynamics
  • 1926: Atomicity and Quanta
  • 1928: Astronomy and Cosmogony
  • 1929: The Universe Around Us
  • 1930: The Mysterious Universe
  • 1931: The Stars in their Courses
  • 1933: The New Background of Science
  • 1934: Through Space and Time
  • 1937: Science and Music
  • 1940: An Introduction to the Kinetic Theory of Gases
  • 1942: Physics and Philosophy
  • 1947: The Growth of Physical Science


Notable Quotes

The Great Architect of the Universe now begins to appear as a pure mathematician.
-- Quoted in 1937: Eric Temple Bell: Men of Mathematics: They Say: What Say They? : Let Them Say

Also known as

Often referred to with his honorific: Sir James (Hopwood) Jeans


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