S. L. Loney

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Sidney Luxton Loney, M.A. (16 March 1860, Chevithorne, Devon – 16 May 1939, Richmond) was sometime Professor of Mathematics at the Royal Holloway College, Egham, Surrey. (University of London), and a fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.[1] He authored a number of mathematics texts, some of which have been reprinted numerous times. He is known as an early influence on Srinivasa Ramanujan.

Loney was educated at Maidstone Grammar School, in Tonbridge and at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, where he graduated BA as 3rd Wrangler in 1882.[2]

He has authored numerous books on mathematics. His book "The elements of statics and dynamics", published in 1897, still (2012) happens to be the only reference book on the subject used across various universities in south India.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Loney, SL (1889), A treatise on elementary dynamics, Cambridge: University Press, JFM 21.0845.01 
  • Loney, SL (1893), Mechanics and hydrostatics for beginners, Cambridge: University Press, JFM 25.1331.02 
  • Loney, SL (1895), The elements of coordinate geometry, London: Macmillan and Co., JFM 26.0640.01 
  • Loney, SL (1897), The elements of statics and dynamics, Cambridge: University Press, JFM 23.0903.08 
  • Loney, SL (1909), An elementary treatise on the dynamics of a particle and of rigid bodies, Cambridge: University Press, JFM 21.0845.02 
  • Loney, SL (1912), An elementary treatise on statics, Cambridge: University Press, JFM 43.0799.06 
  • Loney, SL (1912), Plane Trigonometry, Cambridge: University Press, JFM 25.0892.12 

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Members of The London Mathematical Society", Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society 35, 13 November 1902 
  2. ^ "Loney, Sidney Luxton (LNY878SL)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 

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