Person: Dixon (2), Arthur Lee
Arthur Lee Dixon was an English mathematician who worked on analytic number theory and the application of algebra to geometry, elliptic functions and hyperelliptic functions.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Arthur was educated at Kingswood School in Bath which he attended from 1879 to 1885.
- After leaving Kingswood School Arthur Dixon entered Worcester College, Oxford, where he studied mathematics, graduating in 1889.
- Arthur Dixon won a prize fellowship to Merton College, Oxford, where he was appointed in 1891.
- Arthur Dixon always said that the biggest influences on his study of mathematics were Elliott, who inspired his particular line of research, and C L Dodgson whom he once met.
- In 1908 Dixon began a series of publications on algebraic eliminants, carrying the subject forward from the point where Cayley had left it.
- In the latter part of his career, Dixon published a series of around twelve joint papers with W L Ferrar on analytic number theory, summation formulae, Bessel functions and other topics in analysis.
- In 1912 Arthur Dixon was honoured by being elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.
- Arthur Dixon shared with Elliott, who had inspired him, an old-fashioned approach to mathematics.
- Dixon had many talents in addition to his mathematical ones.
Born 27 November 1867, Pickering, Yorkshire, England. Died 20 February 1955, Sandgate, Kent, England.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive