William John Macquorn Rankine

1820 - 1872

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William Rankine worked on several areas of applied mathematics including mechanics, thermodynamics and waves.
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List of References (17 books/articles)

Mathematicians born in the same country

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  1. Obituary: The Times

Honours awarded to William Rankine
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Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1850
Fellow of the Royal Society1853
Lunar featuresCrater Rankine

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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. iGEM
  3. Maritime History Virtual Archives (Obituary in Naval Science)

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