John Scott Russell

1808 - 1882

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John Scott Russell was a Scottish engineer and naval architect best known for his identification of a solitary wave: a precursor of today's solitons.
Full MacTutor biography [Version for printing]

List of References (8 books/articles)

A Poster of John Scott Russell

Mathematicians born in the same country

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  1. C Eilbeck
  2. Solitons home page
  3. BBC UK

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