Mathematician:Josiah Willard Gibbs

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Mathematician

American scientist who made important theoretical contributions to physics, chemistry, and mathematics.

One of the students of Karl Weierstrass, under whom he studied analysis in $1868$.

Much of the chemical industry of the U.S. is directly dependent upon the work he did.


Nationality

American


History

  • Born: 11 February 1839 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA
  • Died: 28 April 1903 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA


Theorems and Definitions

Results named for Josiah Willard Gibbs can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for Josiah Willard Gibbs can be found here.


Publications

  • 1873: Graphical Methods in the Thermodynamics of Fluids
  • 1873: A Method of Geometrical Representation of the Thermodynamic Properties of Substances by Means of Surfaces
  • 1876: On the Equilibrium of Heterogeneous Substances (part 1)
  • 1878: On the Equilibrium of Heterogeneous Substances (part 2)
  • 1899: Fourier Series (Nature Vol. 59: 200)
  • 1899: Fourier Series (Nature Vol. 59: 606)


Sources