Frank Smithies

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Frank Smithies
Born(1912-03-10)March 10, 1912
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died16 November 2002(2002-11-16) (aged 90)
Cambridge, England
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Cambridge
ThesisThe Theory of Linear Integral Equations (1937)
Doctoral advisorG. H. Hardy
Doctoral students

Frank Smithies FRSE (1912–2002) was a British mathematician who worked on integral equations, functional analysis, and the history of mathematics. He was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1961. He was an alumnus and an academic of Cambridge University.


  • Smithies, F. (1958), Integral equations, Cambridge Tracts in Mathematics and Mathematical Physics, 49, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-06502-3, MR 0104991[1]
  • Smithies, F. (1997), Cauchy and the creation of complex function theory, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-59278-X[2]


  1. ^ Elliott, Joanne (1960). "Review: Integral equations by F. Smithies" (PDF). Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 66 (4): 256–257. doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1960-10448-x.
  2. ^ Johnson, Dale M. (November 1998). "Review: Cauchy and the creation of complex function theory by F. Smithies". The Mathematical Gazette. 82 (495): 537–540. doi:10.2307/3619934. JSTOR 3619934.

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