Reference numberEC/1936/01
Previous numbersCert XIV, 202; A00051
TitleAitken, Alexander Craig: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationDistinguished for his researches in mathematics. Author of 43 papers, chiefly in algebra and statistics. In particular, discovered (1) a theory of duality which links determinental theory with the combinatory partition-theory and with group-character theory, (2) the transformation of the rational canonical form of any matrix into classical canonical form, (3) the concept of minimal vectors associated with a singular pencil of matrices, furnishing a method of great value, (4) a theorem of which most of the fundamental expansions of function-theory and interpolation-theory are special cases, (5) a final solution, theoretical and practical, of the statistical problem of polynomial representations.
ProposersE T Whittaker; H W Turnbull; Alfred Young; C G Darwin; R A Sampson; C G Barkla; D'Arcy W Thompson; R A Fisher; G Udny Yule
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Aitken, Alexander Craig: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA1487Aitken; Alexander Craig (1895 - 1967)1895 - 1967
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