Item 179 - E. H. Linfoot: notes of G. H. Hardy's lectures on theory of functions

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Add. MS b/179


E. H. Linfoot: notes of G. H. Hardy's lectures on theory of functions


  • 1925 (Creation)

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1 vol.

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Linfoot was on the tutorial staff at Balliol College Oxford and a lecturer at Bristol University before becoming John Couch Adams Astronomer and Assistant Director of the University Observatory at Cambridge 1948-70.

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Gift of the London Mathematical Society via Dr G. R. Allan, 1984.

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One of twenty-one notebooks, containing E. H. Linfoot's notes made while a student at Oxford, Göttingen and Princeton. The papers comprise a series within the Additional Manuscripts and are catalogued as Add.Ms.b.179-199. The first twelve notebooks (Add.Ms.b.179-190) contain notes made at Oxford 1924-1928, under G. H. Hardy and Abram Besicovitch. The following five notebooks (Add.Ms.b.191-195) contain notes made at Göttingen 1928-1929 under Bartel van der Waerden, Emil Artin, Harald Bohr, and Edmund Landau. The final four notebooks (Add.Ms.b.196-199) contain notes made at Princeton 1929-1930, studying under Edmund Landau and Pavel Alexandrov.

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Notebook contents list made by RG, c 1984, a scanned copy of which is attached to this record.

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See also other Linfoot papers, Add.Ms.b.180-199.

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