Burnside, William


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Burnside, William

 

Born July 2, 1852, in London; died Aug. 21, 1927, in West-Wickham. English mathematician and algebraist. Member of the Royal London Society; professor (from 1885) at the Naval College in Greenwich.

Burnside is well known for his work on group theory and the theory of representations and types of groups. He pointed out the criterion of discontinuous functions of finite groups. In addition, he carried out some work in probability theory, automorphous functions, the theory of waves in liquids, and so on.

WORKS

Theory of Groups of Finite Order, 2nd ed. Cambridge, 1911.
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