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Authorised form of nameDonkin; William Fishburn (1814 - 1869)
SurnameDonkin
ForenamesWilliam Fishburn
Dates1814 - 1869
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Bishop Burton, Yorkshire, England (15 February 1814)
Death:
15 November 1869
ActivityEducation:
MA (Oxford)
Career:
Elected Fellow of University College, Oxford (3 December 1836); appointed Praelector (tutor) of Philosophy and Logic at University College, Oxford (20 March 1837 - 1856); Public Examiner in Mathematics (by 1841); elected to the Professorship (1942), formally resigned Fellowship of University College on 6 May 1843; elected Fellow of University College honoris causa (26 March 1858).
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
13/01/1842
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/45085785
Royal Society codeNA7402
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1842/03Donkin, William Fishburn: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/4/58Referee's report by Willism Fishburn Donkin, on a paper 'On the differential coefficients and determinants of lines, and their application to analytical mechanics' by A Cohen25 June 1862
RR/2/63Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On a class of differential equations, including those which occur in dynamical problems. - Part II' by William Fishburn Donkin28 June 1855
RR/4/17Referee's report by William Fishburn Donkin, on a paper 'On the theory of probabilities' by George Boole23 June 1862
RR/3/96Referee's report by William Thomson, on a paper 'On the equation of Laplace's functions' by William Fishburn Donkin20 February 1857
RR/4/38Referee's report by William Fishburn Donkin on a paper 'On the equation of differences for an equation of any order, and in particular for the equations of the orders two, three, four, and five' by Arthur Cayley16 May 1860
RR/4/78Referee's report by William Fishburn Donkin, on a paper 'On scalar and clinant algebraical coordinate geometry, introducing a new and more general theory of analytical geometry, including the received as a particular case, and explaining ‘imaginary points,’ ‘intersections,’ and ‘lines.’' by Alexander John Ellis9 May 1860
RR/2/227Referee's report by William Fishburn Donkin, on a paper 'Researches on the theory of invariants' by William Spottiswoode2 May 1855
RR/3/163Referee's report by William Fishburn Donkin, on a paper 'On the enumeration of x-edra having triedral summits, and an (x—1)-gonal base' by Thomas Penyngton Kirkman31 August 1855
RR/4/69Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On the analytical theory of the attraction of solids bounded by surfaces of a hypothetical class including the ellipsoid' by William Fishburn Donkin26 January 1860
RR/4/14Referee's report by William Fishburn Donkin, on a paper 'On simultaneous differential equations of the first order in which the number of the variables exceeds by more than one the number of the equations' by George Boole28 June 1862
RR/4/73Referee's report by William Fishburn Donkin, on a paper 'On the laws of operation, and the systematization of mathematics' by Alexander John Ellis8 January 1860
RR/4/247Referee's report by William Fishburn Donkin, on a paper 'On an extended form of the index symbol in the calculus of operations' by William Spottiswoode12 March 1860
RR/6/283Referee's report by William Fishburn Donkin, on a paper 'On the motion of a rigid body acted on by no external forces' by James Joseph Sylvester22 June 1866
RR/2/60Referee's report by William Spottiswoode, on a paper 'On a class of differential equations, including those which occur in dynamical problems.- Part I' by William Fishburn Donkin7 April 1854
RR/2/59Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On a class of differential equations, including those which occur in dynamical problems.- Part I' by William Fishburn Donkin29 March 1854
RR/3/95Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On the equation of Laplace's functions' by William Fishburn Donkin5 January 1857
RR/4/68Referee's report by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin on a paper 'On the analytical theory of the attraction of solids bounded by surfaces of a hypothetical class including the ellipsoid' by William Fishburn Donkin15 February 1860
RR/4/77Referee's report by William Fishburn Donkin, on a paper 'On scalar and clinant algebraical coordinate geometry, introducing a new and more general theory of analytical geometry, including the received as a particular case, and explaining ‘imaginary points,’ ‘intersections,’ and ‘lines.’' by Alexander John Ellis15 May 1860
RR/3/57Referee's report by William Fishburn Donkin, on three papers 'A memoir on the theory of matrices'; 'A memoir on the automorphic linear transformation of a bipartite quadric function'; 'On certain forumlae for diferentiation' by Arthur Cayley12 April 1858
RR/5/251Referee's report by William Fishburn Donkin, on a paper 'On the equations of rotation of a solid body about a fixed point' by William Spottiswoode22 June 1863
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