Talk:Arthur Cayley

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Eponymous contributions[edit]

Is it named for Arthur Cayley? If so should we put it in Arthur_Cayley#List_of_notions_named_for_Arthur_Cayley? Tosha

I'd assume Cayley graphs are named for Arthur Cayley. Does anyone know for sure ( = have a reference)? --Dbenbenn 05:08, 11 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Where did this come from?[edit]

I am curious where the text for this article comes from. I would guess the bulk of it was not written by a Wikipedian; the style seems a bit dated. It would be nice to have sources for some of these quotes. Quasicharacter 07:22, 20 Dec 2004 (UTC)

On a related note, the mystery author (whom I shall name M.A.) doesn't seem to have a particularly NPOV. For instance, M.A. seems to have a grudge against "evolution philosophers". Quasicharacter 07:30, 20 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Cayley genealogy: shows that merchant Henry Cayley, father of mathematician Arthur Cayley, is NOT brother to aeronautical pioneer and Wikipedia subject Sir George Cayley (1773-1857).

It came from a book, verbatim. This is a Project Gutenberg PDF file of Lectures on Ten British Mathematicians of the 19th Century, by Alexander MacFarlane, written in 1915. It might be public domain by now, but should at least be credited. Some bits need reworking, too; there's first person in there, which is what started me searching. Good call about the "dated" style. -GTBacchus(talk) 21:47, 6 January 2006 (UTC)


Did he actually pronounce his surname English pronunciation: /kɔːli/, as both my professor and his assistant do? -- Army1987 – Deeds, not words. 15:53, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

You have just volunteered to do some research. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:01, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

I don't like this article[edit]

This Article focuses too much on the circumstances of his life and not enough on summarizing his work. Granted, there are links to discussions of various aspects of his work, but a real overview is missing.

another article: similarly vague about what he did.

Here's a good article — Preceding unsigned comment added by Skysong263 (talkcontribs) 06:34, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

note: he invented notation, addition, multiplication, inversion, powering, zero & identity matrices. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Skysong263 (talkcontribs) 06:36, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

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Lengthy article, but it covers its topic well. The prose seems to be very clumsy at points, almost yoda-like(see the section about him receiving a chair at Cambridge). Besides this bit of oddness, a few in-line citations would really put this article on track for GA.--Cronholm144 00:30, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

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