# 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*

- -- Quoted in 1937: Eric Temple Bell:

## Also known as

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

## Sources

- John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson: "James Hopwood Jeans": MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

- 1937: Eric Temple Bell:
*Men of Mathematics*... (previous) ... (next):*They Say: What Say They? : Let Them Say* - 1998: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry:**Jeans, Sir James Hopwood**(1877-1946) - 2008: David Nelson:
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