Peter Guthrie Tait

1831 - 1901

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P G Tait collaborated with Maxwell, Thomson (Lord Kelvin) and Hamilton to make important contributions in both mathematics and physics. He wrote extensively on quaternions and knot theory.
Full MacTutor biography [Version for printing]

List of References (14 books/articles)

A Quotation

A Poster of P G Tait

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Papers in the Proceedings and Notes of the EMS
  2. Topology and Scottish mathematical physics
  3. Tait's scrapbook
  4. Tait's 1888 address to the graduates
  5. EMS honours Maxwell and Tait
  6. P G Tait, Freddie Tait and golf
  7. P G Tait: Address to the graduates
  8. P G Tait at the R&A Clubhouse
  9. The Morning Round (6-8 A.M.)
  10. P G Tait's poem on the Franco Prussian War
  11. Obituary: The Times

Honours awarded to P G Tait
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Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1861
EMS Founder Member1883
Honorary Fellow of the Edinburgh Maths Society1883
Royal Society Royal Medal1886

Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. C Pritchard (A bibliography)
  3. NNDB

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