Horatio Scott Carslaw
Dr Horatio Scott Carslaw FRSE LLD (12 February 1870, Helensburgh, Dumbartonshire, Scotland – 11 November 1954, Burradoo, New South Wales, Australia) was a Scottish-Australian mathematician. The book he wrote with his colleague John Conrad Jaeger, Conduction of Heat in Solids, remains a classic in the field.
He was born in Helensburgh the son of the Rev Dr William Henderson Carslaw (a Free Church minister) and his wife, Elizabeth Lockhead. He was educated at The Glasgow Academy. He went on to study at Cambridge University and then obtained a postgraduate doctorate at Glasgow University. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1901.
In 1903, upon the retirement of Theodore Thomas Gurney, Carslaw was appointed Professor and the Chair of Pure and Applied Mathematics in the now School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sydney. He retired in 1935 to his house in Burradoo where he produced most of his best work. The Carslaw Building at the University, completed in the 1960s and containing the School, is named after him.
- An introduction to infinitesimal calculus, 1905
- Introduction to the theory of Fourier's series and integrals and the mathematical theory of the conduction of heat, London 1906, revised 2nd edn. 1921, published under the title Introduction to the mathematical theory of the conduction of heat in solids; revised and enlarged 3rd edn. 1930, published under the title Introduction to the theory of Fourier's series and integrals
- The Elements of Non-Euclidean Plane Geometry and Trigonometry, London 1916
- with John Conrad Jaeger: Operational methods in applied mathematics, 1941, 1948
- with Jaeger: Conduction of Heat in Solids, Oxford 1947, 1959
- Jaeger, J. C. (1979). "Carslaw, Horatio Scott (1870–1954)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. 7. Canberra: Australian National University.
- "Carslaw, Horatio Scott (CRSW891HS)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- "Gurney, Theodore Thomas (GNY869)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- Moore, Charles N. (1923). "Review: H. S. Carslaw, Introduction to the Mathematical Theory of the Conduction of Heat in Solids". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 29 (7): 326–327. doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1923-03740-3.
- Moore, C. N. (1931). "Review: H.S. Carslaw, Introduction to the Theory of Fourier's Series and Integrals, and Werner Rogosinski, Fouriersche Reihen". Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society. 37 (7): 510–511.
- Bateman, H. (1942). "Review: H. S. Carslaw and J. C. Jaeger, Operational Methods in Applied Mathematics". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 48 (7): 510–511. doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1942-07701-9.
- Works by or about Horatio Scott Carslaw at Internet Archive
- Horatio Scott Carslaw at the Australian Dictionary of Biography Online
- O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Horatio Scott Carslaw", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
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