William Spottiswoode, English mathematican and physicists, c 1880.
4 0 c m
 
34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

William Spottiswoode, English mathematican and physicists, c 1880.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Etching of William Spottiswoode (1825-1883). Using an early form of transformer, Spottiswoode carried out original work on the polarisation of light and electrical discharge in rarefied gases. He wrote a series of original memoirs on the contact of curves and surfaces and, in 1851, he produced the first elementary mathematical treatise on determinants. In 1871, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and was its president from 1878.
 

Image Ref.

10303167
 

buy a print

Select size
 
Select finish
 
How many prints?
 
£20.00
 

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas