# Mathematician:Michael James Lighthill

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## Contents

## Mathematician

British applied mathematician, known for his pioneering work in the field of aeroacoustics.

## Nationality

British

## History

- Born: 23 January 1924 in Paris, France
- Died: 17 July 1998 in Sark, Channel Islands

## Theorems and Definitions

## Publications

- 1952:
*On sound generated aerodynamically. I. General theory* - 1954:
*On sound generated aerodynamically. II. Turbulence as a source of sound* - 1958:
*Introduction to Fourier Analysis* - 1958:
*Introduction to Fourier analysis and generalised functions* - 1960:
*Higher approximations in aerodynamics theory* - 1986:
*An informal introduction to theoretical fluid mechanics* - 1987:
*Mathematical Biofluiddynamics* - 2001:
*Waves in fluids*

## Also known as

Known as **Michael Lighthill** as a young man, in later years preferred **James**.

## Sources

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

- 2014: Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson:
*The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics*(5th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry:**Lighthill, Sir Michael James FRS**(1924-98)