Person: Loney, Sidney Luxton
Sidney Luxton Loney was an English mathematican best known as the author of a series of popular texts on both pure and applied mathematics.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Let us note at this point that Sidney was born in Chevithorne, a small village about 5 km north east of Tiverton, Devon.
- Tonbridge School, founded in 1553, gave Loney an exceptionally high quality education.
- Loney was in the Sixth Form at Tonbridge School 1876-8, and during that year was Head Boy of the School.
- Loney was admitted to Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge, as a pensioner on 11 October 1878.
- He was a fellow of Sidney Sussex College from 1885 to 1891.
- Loney was awarded a B.A. by the University of London in 1884.
- Let us return to describing Loney's career as Professor of Mathematics at Royal Holloway College.
- In addition to his teaching and writing textbooks, Loney did an excellent job for the University of London.
- In 1920 Loney retired from his position as Professor of Mathematics at Royal Holloway College but he continued to undertake work for the University as well as serving the local community.
Born 16 March 1860, Chevithorne, Devon, England. Died 16 May 1939, Richmond, England.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive