References for P G Tait

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  1. J D North, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
    http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Peter_Guthrie_Tait.aspx
  2. Biography in Encyclopaedia Britannica.
    http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9070989/Peter-Guthrie-Tait

Books:

  1. A D D Craik, Mr Hopkins' Men: Cambridge Reform and British Mathematics in the 19th Century (Cambridge 2007)
  2. M Epple, Die Entstehung der Knotentheorie (Braunschweig, 1999).
  3. P M Harman (ed.), James Clerk Maxwell, The scientific letters and papers of James Clerk Maxwell 1862-1873 II (Cambridge, 1995).
  4. C G Knott, Life and Scientific Work of Peter Guthrie Tait (Cambridge, 1911).

Articles:

  1. T Archibald, Connectivity and smoke-rings : Green's second identity in its first fifty years, Math. Mag. 62 (4) (1989), 219-232.
  2. C Denley and C Pritchard, The Golf Ball Aerodynamics of Peter Guthrie Tait, Mathematical Gazette 77 (1993), 298-313.
  3. J H Hamilton Dickson, Peter Guthrie Tait, Dictionary of National Biography Second Supp. III (London, 1912), 471-474.
  4. M Epple, Topology, matter, and space. I. Topological notions in 19th-century natural philosophy, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 52 (4) (1998), 297-392.
  5. M Garcia Doncel, Physical origins of vector analysis (Catalan), in The development of mathematics in the nineteenth century (Barcelona, 1984), 137-180.
  6. E F Lewis, P G Tait's schoolboy introduction to complex numbers. BSHM Bull. 27 (2012), no. 3, 141-154.
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17498430.2012.687495#.UnIrJSjA73V
  7. R C Reyes Rivas, Quine and Tait : on mathematical existence (Spanish), in Mathematics in Costa Rica, San José, 1990 1 (San José, 1990), 470-480.
  8. D B Wilson, P G Tait and Edinburgh natural philosophy, 1860-1901, Ann. of Sci. 48 (3) (1991), 267-287.

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