Historical records matching Henry William Watson
About Henry William Watson
Rev. Henry William Watson (February 25, 1827, Marylebone, London – January 11, 1903, Berkswell near Coventry) was a noted mathematician and author of a number of mathematics books.
He was educated at King's College London and at Trinity College, Cambridge. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1881. He was responsible, together with Francis Galton for the Galton–Watson process.
Books by H. W. Watson
- The mathematical theory of electricity and magnetism (Volume 1: electrostatics) (Clarendon, Oxford, 1885–1889)
- The mathematical theory of electricity and magnetism (Volume 2: magnetism & electrodynamics) (Clarendon, Oxford, 1885–1889)
- A treatise on the application of generalised coordinates to the kinetics of a material system (Clarendon, Oxford, 1879)
- A treatise on the kinetic theory of gases (Clarendon, Oxford, 1893)
WATSON, HENRY WILLIAM.
- Adm. pens. at TRINITY, Feb. 10, 1846. [S. of Thomas, R.N. (and Eleanor Mary Kingston). B. Feb. 25, 1827.] School, King's College, London. Matric. Michs. 1846; Scholar, 1848; B.A. (2nd Wrangler and 2nd Smith's prize) 1850; M.A. 1853; Sc.D. 1884.
- Fellow, 1851; assistant tutor, 1851-3. Adm. at Lincoln's Inn, Oct. 17, 1851.
- Assistant Master at the City of London School, 1854-6. Ord. deacon (Ely) 1856; priest ( London) 1858.
- Mathematical Lecturer at King's College, London, 1857.
- Assistant Master at Harrow, 1857-65.
- R. of Berkswell with Barston, Warws., 1865-1902.
- F.R.S., 1881.
- One of the founders of the Alpine Club, 1857.
- Married, 1856, Emily, dau. of Henry Rowe, of Cambridge, and had issue.
- Author, Treatise on the Kinetic Theory of Gases; Mathematical Theory of Electricity and Magnetism, etc. (with S. H. Burbury, 1849). Died Jan. 11, 1903, at Brighton.
- Father of Erskine G. (1878).
- (Inns of Court; Crockford; Who was Who; D.N.B.; Sir F. Galton, Memories, 306.)
- School of Mathematics and Statistics University of St Andrews, Scotland