Olaus Henrici (year unknown)
9 March 1840|
Meldorf, Duchy of Holstein
|Died||10 August 1918
Chandler's Ford, England
|Institutions||University College London, Central Technical College|
|Alma mater||Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg|
|Doctoral advisor||Otto Hesse|
|Other academic advisors||Karl Weierstrass, Leopold Kronecker|
|Notable students||G. B. Mathews
|Notable awards||Fellow of the Royal Society|
Henrici attained his Dr. phil. degree on 6 June 1863 at University of Heidelberg. He was from 1865 to 1866 docent of mathematics and physics at the University of Kiel. On 4 June 1870 he became a professor of mathematics at University College London (UCL) and in March 1884 at the Royal College of Science in London. Henrici was President of the London Mathematical Society from 1882 to 1884.
Henrici was impressed by the work of Robert Stawell Ball in screw theory as presented in a German textbook by Gravelius. In 1890 Henrici wrote a book review for Nature outlining the program of the theory.
- Skeleton Structures: Especially in Their Application to the Building of Steel & Iron Bridges. New York: Van Nostrand, 1867.
- Elementary Geometry: Congruent Figures. London: Longmans, Green, 1879.
- Elementary Geometry: Congruent Figures. London: Longmans, Green, second edition 1888.
- Vectors and rotors, 1903.
- Harry Gravelius (1889) Theoretische Mechanik starrer Systeme auf Grund der Methoden und Arbeiten und mit einem Vorworte von Sir Robert Ball, Royal Astronomer of Ireland. Berlin: Georg Reimer
- O. Henrici (1890) "Theory of Screws", Nature 42:127–32 (#1075)
- Hall, A. Rupert (1982). Science for industry: a short history of the Imperial College of Science and Technology and its antecedents. Imperial College. ISBN 978-0-85287-143-0.
- Hill, M. J. M. (1918). "Professor Olaus Henrici". Proc. London Math. Soc. 17 (1): xlii–xlix. doi:10.1112/plms/s2-17.1.1-u.
- Works written by or about Olaus Magnus Friedrich Henrici at Wikisource
- O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Olaus Henrici", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
- Olaus Henrici at the Mathematics Genealogy Project