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Green, George


Mathematician and physicist, born in Nottingham, C England, UK. While working as a baker he taught himself mathematics, and in 1828 published a pamphlet, An Essay on the Application of Mathematical Analysis to the Theories of Electricity and Magnetism, containing what are now known as Green's theorem and Green's functions, and introducing the electrical term potential. He entered Caius College, Cambridge, in 1833, published several papers on wave motion and optics, and was elected a fellow in 1839.

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