Reference numberEC/1900/11
TitleMuir, Sir Thomas: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationSuperintendent-General of Education in the Cape Colony. Distinguished as a Mathematician and Educationist. Author of 'A History of Determinants,' and fifty-eight original mathematical papers including 'Continuants: a New Special Class of Determinants' (Proc Roy Soc Edin, 1875); 'On the Transformation of Gauss' Hypergeometric Series into a Continued Fraction' (Lond Math Soc, 1876); 'New General Formulae for the Transformation of Inifinite Series into ContinuedFractions' (Trans Roy Soc Edin, 1876); 'On Einsenstein's Continued Fractions' (ibid, 1879);'On a Systematic Determination connected with Lagrange's Interpolation Problem' (Lond Math Soc Proc, 1881-1882); 'On New and Recently Discovered Properties of certain Symmetric Determinants' (Quart Journ Math, 1882); 'On the Phenomena of 'Greatest Middle' in the Cycle of a Class of Periodic Continued Fractions' (Proc Roy Soc Edin, 1884); 'The Theory of Determinants in the Historical Order of its Development' (ibid, vol xiii-xvi); 'On Some Hitherto Unproved Theorems in Determinants' (ibid, 1891); 'A Problem of Sylvester's in Elimination' (ibid, vol xx); 'New Relations between Bipartite Functions and Determinants, with a Proof of Cayley's Theorem in Matrices' (Lond Math Soc Proc vol xvi). Has rendered services of the highest importance to education in the Cape Colony, and in his capacities of trustee of the South African Museum and member of the Geological Commission has greatly promoted original scientific research in South Africa
ProposersKelvin; [J J Sylvester]; D Gill; J T Bottomley; J G McKendrick; A Gray; J D Everett; John Murray; A R Forsyth; Rayleigh; G H Bryan; M J M Hill; P A MacMahon; C Chree
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Muir, Sir Thomas: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA3587Muir; Sir; Thomas (1844 - 1934)1844 - 1934
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