Horatio Scott Carslaw

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Horatio Scott Carslaw (12 February 1870, Helensburgh, Dumbartonshire, Scotland – 11 November 1954, Burradoo, New South Wales, Australia) was a Scottish-Australian mathematician.[1][2] The book he wrote with Jaeger, Conduction of Heat in Solids, remains a classic in the field.

In 1903, upon the retirement of Theodore Thomas Gurney,[3] Carslaw was appointed Professor and the Chair of Pure and Applied Mathematics in the now School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sydney. He retired in 1935[4] to his house in Burradoo where he produced most of his best work.[1] The Carslaw Building at the University, completed in the 1960s and containing the School, is named after him.[5]


  • An introduction to infinitesimal calculus, 1905
  • Introduction to the theory of Fourier's series and integrals and the mathematical theory of the conduction of heat, London 1906, revised 2nd edn. 1921, published under the title Introduction to the mathematical theory of the conduction of heat in solids[6]
  • The Elements of Non-Euclidean Plane Geometry and Trigonometry, London 1916
  • with John Conrad Jaeger: Operational methods in applied mathematics, 1941,[7] 1948
  • with Jaeger: Conduction of Heat in Solids, Oxford 1947, 1959

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