George Green

(1793—1841) mathematical physicist and miller

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British mathematician who developed the mathematical theory of electricity and magnetism. In his essay of 1828, following Poisson, he used the notion of potential and proved the result now known as Green's Theorem, which has wide applications in the subject. He had worked as a baker, and was self-taught in mathematics; he published other notable mathematical papers before beginning to study for a degree at Cambridge at the age of 40.

Subjects: Mathematics.

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