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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Alexander MacFarlane Collection, 1900-2006



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Macfarlane, Alexander, 1851-1913
Title: Alexander Macfarlane collection
Dates: 1900-2006
Abstract: Alexander Macfarlane (1851-1913), a Scottish-born professor of mathematics and physics, was a faculty member of the Department of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin from 1885-1894. The collection consists of color reprints of published articles, unpublished essays, and cataloging records.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00515
Extent: 1 inch
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Alexander Macfarlane (1851-1913), a Scottish-born professor of mathematics and physics, was a faculty member of the Department of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin from 1885-1894. He later went on to teach at Lehigh University from 1895 to 1908, where he wrote a number of works on quaterions, vector analysis, and British mathematicians.

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Scope and Contents

The Alexander Macfarlane Collection consists of color reprints of published articles, unpublished essays, and cataloging records. Dr. Jerry Frazee, a retired chemistry professor at the University of Texas at Austin, compiled the materials within the collection.

Forms part of the Archives of American Mathematics.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Macfarlane, Alexander, 1851-1913
Ortiz, Eduardo L.
Tait, Peter Guthrie, 1831-1901
Corporate Names
University of Texas Department of Engineering
Subjects
Quaternions
Vector analysis
Vector spaces

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Alexander MacFarlane Collection, Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

2006-183

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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4RM132 [SRH1230024844] Alexander Macfarlane, "Space Analysis: Brief of Twelve Lectures on the George Leib Harrison Foundation," [color copy, incomplete], 1900

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4RM132 [SRH1230024844] Alexander Macfarlane, "Peter Guthrie Tait,", 1902

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4RM132 [SRH1230024844] Materials related to Macfarlane's "Vector Analysis and Quaterions,", 1906, 2006

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4RM132 [SRH1230024844] Materials related to Macfarlane's "Ten British Mathematicians,", 2006

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4RM132 [SRH1230024844] Eduardo L. Ortiz, "International Association for Promoting the Calculus of Quaterions,", 2001

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4RM132 [SRH1230024844] Jerry D. Frazee, "Alexander MacFarlane and the Great Vector Debate,", 2006

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