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George Ballard Mathews, FRS (February 23, 1861 — March 19, 1922) was an English mathematician who specialized in number theory.

He was born in London.

After receiving his degree (as Senior Wrangler) from St John's College, Cambridge in 1883, he was elected a Fellow of St John's College.[1]

He was also elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1897. His candidature citation read: "Eminent mathematician. Author of the following works of merit in connection with mathematics:- Theory of Numbers, Cambridge, Deighton Bell & Co 1892- Complex Multiplication Moduli of Elliptic Functions for the Determinants - 53 and -61 Proc. Lond. Mathe. Socy XXI- On Class-invariants Proc. Lond. Math Socy XXI- Note on Dirichlet's Formula for the Number of Classes of Binary Quadratic Forms for a Complex Determinant. Proc. Lond. Math. Socy XXIII - In Binary Quadratic forms with Complex Coefficients and On the Clarification of Symmetric Functions Quart. Journ. Mathcs XXVI - Irregular Determinants and subtriplicate forms Messenger of Mathematics XX- and others " [2]

He died in Liverpool.


1. ^ George Ballard Mathews in Venn, J. & J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge University Press, 10 vols, 1922–1958.
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External links

* O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "George Ballard Mathews", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews, http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Mathews.html .


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