Person: Skan, Sylvia


Sylvia Skan was an English applied mathematician who worked on fluid dynamics and aerodynamics. For most of her career, she worked for the Aerodynamics Department of the National Physical Laboratory. She wrote many papers and the two volume book Handbook for computers.

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Born 15 August 1897, Richmond, Surrey, England. Died 10 June 1972, Twickenham, Middlesex, England.

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Origin England, Women

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive