Person: Wilton, John Raymond
John Raymond Wilton studied at Adelaide and Cambridge. He lectured at Sheffield before returning to Adelaide as a Professor. He worked in Analysis and Number Theory.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Papers Wilton published during this period include: On plane waves of sound (1913); On the highest wave in deep water (1913); On deep water waves (1914); Figures of equilibrium of rotating fluid under the restriction that the figure is to be a surface of revolution (1914); On the potential and force function of an electrified spherical bowl (1914-15); On ripples (1915); On the solution of certain problems of two-dimensional physics (1915); A pseudo-sphere whose equation is expressible in terms of elliptic functions (1915); and A formula in zonal harmonics (1916-17).
Born 2 May 1884, Belfast (Port Fairy), Victoria, Australia. Died 12 April 1944, Adelaide, Australia.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive