Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Oxford FiguresEight Centuries of the Mathematical Sciences$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

John Fauvel, Raymond Flood, and Robin Wilson

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199681976

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681976.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 22 September 2020

Henry Smith

Henry Smith

(p.239) Chapter 11 Henry Smith
Oxford Figures

Keith Hannabuss

Oxford University Press

Henry Smith was the first substantial mathematician to occupy the Savilian Chair of Geometry for well over a century. A highly cultured man who spoke several languages, he made internationally admired contributions to number theory and invented the ‘Cantor set’ eight years before Georg Cantor. As Keeper of the new University Museum and a member of the Hebdomadal Council, he was also greatly involved with University administration.

Keywords:   19th-century Oxford, 19th-century mathematics, Henry Smith, number theory, Cantor set

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .