References for James Ivory

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  1. M E Baron, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
  2. Biography by R E Anderson, rev. I Grattan-Guinness, in Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, 2004).


  1. I Todhunter, A History of the Mathematical Theories of Attraction and the Figure of the Earth 2 vols. (London, 1873; Dover reprint 1962).


  1. A D D Craik, James Ivory's last papers on the 'Figure of the Earth' (with biographical additions), Notes and Records Roy. Soc. London 56 (2) (2002), 187-204.
  2. A D D Craik, James Ivory, F.R.S., mathematician: 'the most unlucky person that ever existed', Notes and Records Roy. Soc. London 54 (2) (2000), 223-247.
  3. Obituary of Sir James Ivory, Roy. Soc. London Abstracts 4 (1842), 406-412.
  4. O Sheynin, Ivory's treatment of pendulum observations, Historia Math. 21 (2) (1994), 174-184.

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