Alfred Barnard Basset

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Alfred Barnard Basset
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Born (1854-07-25)25 July 1854
Died 5 December 1930(1930-12-05) (aged 76)
Nationality British
Fields Mathematics
Alma mater Cambridge University
Known for Basset force
Basset–Boussinesq–Oseen equation

Alfred Barnard Basset FRS (25 July 1854 – 5 December 1930) was a mathematician working on algebraic geometry, electrodynamics and hydrodynamics. In fluid dynamics, the Basset force—also known as the Boussinesq–Basset force—describes history effects on the force experienced by a body in unsteady motion (relative to a viscous fluid). He also worked on Bessel functions: the term Basset function was at one time used for modified Bessel functions of the second kind but is now obsolete. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1889.