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Authorised form of nameWoodhouse; Robert (1773 - 1827)
SurnameWoodhouse
ForenamesRobert
Dates1773 - 1827
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Norwich, Norfolk, England (28 April 1773)
Death:
Cambridge (23 or 28 December 1827)
Burial:
Caius College Chapel, Cambridge
ActivityResearch Field:
Mathematics
Education:
BA (1795, Senior Wrangler) MA (1798) Caius College, Cambridge
Career:
Fellow of Caius College (1798-1823); Published "The Principals of analytical calculation" (1803); Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, Cambridge (1820); Plumian Professor of Astronomy (1822)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
16/12/1802
RelationshipsSon of Robert Woodhouse, linen draper
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
W Johnson, 'Contributors to Improving the Teaching of Calculus in Early 19th-Century England' in NR 1995 vol 49 pp 93-103
P M Harman, 'Newton to Maxwell: the Principia and British Physics' in NR 1988 vol 42 pp 75-96
Notes:
DNB gives date of death as 28 December 1827
Royal Society codeNA8096
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
AP/3/22On the form of the teeth of wheelsnd
L&P/12/2Paper, 'On the independence of the analytical and geometrical methods of investigation' by Robert Woodhouse1801
L&P/11/151Paper, 'Demonstration of a theorum relating to such portions of the solidity of a sphere' by Robert Woodhouse1800
L&P/11/146Paper, 'On the necessary truth of certain conclusions obtained by means of imaginary quantities' by Robert Woodhouse1800
L&P/12/70Paper, 'The integration of certain differential equations' by Robert Woodhouse1804
EC/1802/08Woodhouse, Robert: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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