Alfred Barnard Basset
|Alfred Barnard Basset|
25 July 1854|
|Died||5 December 1930(aged 76)|
|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.