Benjamin Peirce

1809 - 1880

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Benjamin Peirce was an early American mathematician who worked on celestial mechanics and geodesy on the applied side and linear associative algebra and number theory on the pure side. He has been called the "Father of pure mathematics" in America.
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List of References (19 books/articles)

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  1. Poem for Benjamin Peirce by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Honours awarded to Benjamin Peirce
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Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1867
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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  1. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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