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FORSYTH, Andrew Russell.
Manuscript lecture notes taken by LEON ISSERLIS, Michaelmas Term, 1902 - Differential Geometry [pp. c.250] PLUS Electrical Images and Inversion [pp. c.22].

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All in a legible hand in a cloth-bound 4to. unlined note-book. A very good copy.

*See Wikipedia - 'Forsyth [1858-1942] was born in Glasgow on 18 June 1858, the son of John Forsyth, a marine engineer, and his wife Christina Glen. Forsyth studied at Liverpool College and was tutored by Richard Pendlebury before entering Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating senior wrangler in 1881. He was elected a fellow of Trinity and then appointed to the chair of mathematics at the University of Liverpool at the age of 24. He returned to Cambridge as a lecturer in 1884 and became Sadleirian Professor of Pure Mathematics in 1895. Forsyth was forced to resign his chair in 1910 as a result of a scandal caused by his affair with Marion Amelia Boys, née Pollock, the wife of physicist C. V. Boys. Boys was granted a divorce on the grounds of Marion's adultery with Forsyth. Marion and Andrew Forsyth were later married. Forsyth became professor at the Imperial College of Science in 1913 and retired in 1923, remaining mathematically active into his seventies. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1886 and won its Royal Medal in 1897. He was a Plenary Speaker of the ICM in 1908 at Rome. He is now remembered much more as an author of treatises than as an original researcher. His books have, however, often been criticized (for example by J. E. Littlewood, in his A Mathematician's Miscellany). E. T. Whittaker was his only official student. He died in London on 2 June 1942 and was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium. Forsyth received the degree of Doctor mathematicae (honoris causa) from the Royal Frederick University on 6 September 1902, when they celebrated the centennial of the birth of mathematician Niels Henrik Abel. LEON ISSERLIS [1881-1966] Russian-born British statistician [see notes to EDDINGTON, my web-site].

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