Mathematician:William Fogg Osgood

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American mathematician working in complex analysis, in particular conformal mapping and uniformization of analytic functions, and calculus of variations.

Wrote on the theory of the gyroscope.

At the invitation of Felix Klein, wrote article on complex analysis in the Enzyklopädie der mathematischen Wissenschaften which was later expanded in the book Lehrbuch der Funktionentheorie.




  • Born: 10 March 1864 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Died: 22 July 1943 in Belmont, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 1890: Zur Theorie der zum algebraischen Gebilde $y^m = R (x)$ gehörigen Ableschen Functionen (doctoral thesis)
  • 1897: Introduction to Infinite Series (third edition 1906)
  • 1907: First Course in Differential and Integral Calculus (revised edition 1909)
  • 1907: Lehrbuch der Funktionentheorie (second edition 1912)
  • 1921: Elementary Calculus
  • 1937: Mechanics