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Chapman, Sydney

Gregory A. Good

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Chapman, Sydney (29 January 1888–16 June 1970), geophysicist and applied mathematician, was born in Eccles, Lancashire, near Manchester, England, the son of Joseph Chapman, chief cashier of a textile firm, and Sarah Louisa Gray. Chapman’s early education emphasized mathematics and science. He entered the Royal Technical Institute in Lancashire in 1902. He was awarded a competitive scholarship to study at Manchester University, where he earned a B.Sc. with first class honors in engineering in 1907 and another in mathematics in 1908. At Manchester he studied under the well-known scientists Osborne Reynolds, Horace Lamb, and J. E. Littlewood....

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Subjects: Geophysics ; Mathematics

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