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Reference numberEC/1881/13
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TitleKempe, Sir Alfred Bray: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationDistinguished for his knowledge of, and discoveries in Kinematics. - Author of 1. "A general method of solving equations of the nth Degree by mechanical means". Messenger of mathematics Aug 1872. 2. "On some new Linkages" Id Dec 1874. 3. "A general method of producing exact rectilinear motion by Linkwork". Proc Roy Soc 1875. 4. "How to draw a straight line" (Nature Series); a lecture delivered at the Exhibition of Scientific Apparatus, South Kensington, 1876. 5. "A general method of describing Algebraic Curves by Linkwork." Proc London Math Soc Vol vii. 6. "On Conjugate 4-piece Linkages" Id Vol ix. 7. "A Theorem in Kinematics" Nature Vol 18 p148. 8. "The Geographical Four Colour Problem" American Journal of Mathematics, Vol 2 pt 3, solving, it is believed for the first time, the problem of map delimitation with four colours.
ProposersFrom Personal Knowledge: A Cayley; T Archer Hirst; J J Sylvester; John Tyndall; C W Merrifield; Sam Roberts; Henry J S Smith; O Henrici; J W L Glaisher; E J Routh; W R Grove; J Norman Lockyer; William Crookes; W Bowman
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Kempe, Sir Alfred Bray: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA6638Kempe; Sir; Alfred Bray (1849 - 1922)1849 - 1922
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