Person: Kelland, Philip
Philip Kelland became professor of mathematics at Edinburgh and worked on heat, light and water waves.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Phillip Kelland (died 1847), curate of Dunster, Somerset and then rector of Landcross, Devon.
- Kelland was ordained in the Church of England and was a fellow of Queens' College during 1834-38.
- In Edinburgh, Kelland joined with James D Forbes, the Professor of Natural Philosophy, in supporting reforms of the Scottish university system.
- For many years, Kelland served as secretary of the Senatus of Edinburgh University.
- Kelland produced a much-revised edition of John Playfair's Elements of Geometry and a successful textbook of Algebra.
- Though not a research mathematician of the highest rank, Kelland had a great influence on the development of education in Scotland, and he attained a high standard of mathematical instruction.
Born 17 October 1808, Dunster, Somerset, England. Died 7 May 1879, Bridge of Allen, Stirlingshire, Scotland.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive