University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Gordon Thomas Whyburn Papers, 1926-1929



Descriptive Summary

Creator Whyburn, Gordon Thomas, 1904-
Title Gordon Thomas Whyburn Papers
Dates: 1926-1929
Abstract The Gordon Thomas Whyburn Papers consist of 17 off-prints (bound copies of articles published in journals) of Whyburn's contributions to scientific and mathematical journals between 1926 and 1929.
Accession No. 98-082
Extent 1 inch
Language English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Gordon Thomas Whyburn (1904-1969) attended the University of Texas at Austin, obtaining Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the Department of Chemistry. He earned his Ph. D. in Mathematics in 1927 and became adjunct professor of mathematics from 1927 to 1929. Whyburn studied in Europe with Hans Hahn, Kazimerz Kuratowski, and Waclaw Sierpinski before being appointed associate professor of mathematics at Johns Hopkins University in 1930. In 1934, he accepted appointment as professor and chairman of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Virginia, where he stayed for the remainder of his career. He researched topology, cyclic elements, the structure of continua, homology theory, and examined different notions of convergents in the space of all subsets of a compact metric space.


Scope and Contents

The Gordon Thomas Whyburn Papers consist of 17 off-prints (bound copies of articles published in journals) of Whyburn's contributions to scientific and mathematical journals between 1926 and 1929.

Forms part of the Archives of American Mathematics.


Restrictions

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Index Terms

Subjects
Whyburn, Gordon Thomas, 1904-
University of Texas at Austin. Dept. of Mathematics
Continuum (mathematics)
Convergence
Homology Theory
Mathematics - Periodicals
Mathematics - Study and teaching - United States
Topology

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Gordon Thomas Whyburn Papers, 1926-1929, Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Literary productions of Gordon T. Whyburn:

Box
2.325/A101 "Two-Way Continuous Curves," Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, November-December, 1926.
"Concerning Certain Types of Continuous Curves," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 12, no. 12, December 1926.
"Cyclicly Connected Continuous Curves," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 13, no. 2, February 1927.
"The Most General Closed Point Set Over Which Continuous Function May be Defined By Certain Properties," Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, March-April 1927.
"Concerning Continua in the Plane" (Doctoral Dissertation), Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, vol. 29, no. 2, April 1927.
"Some Properties of Continuous Curves," Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, May-June 1927.
"Concerning the Open Subsets of a Plane Continuous Curve," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 13, no. 9, September 1927.
"Concerning Point Sets Which Can Be Made Connected by the Addition of a Simple Continuous Arc," Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, vol. 29, no. 4, October 1927.
"Concerning Regular and Connected Point Sets," Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, November-December 1927.
"On Continuous Curves in n Dimensions," Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, May-June 1928.
"Concerning the Structure of a Continuous Curve," American Journal of Mathematics, vol. 50, no.2, April 1928.
"Concerning the Cut Points of Continua," Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, vol. 30, no. 3 July 1928.
"Concerning the Complementary Domains of Continua," Annals of Mathematics, vol. 29, no.4, November 1928.
"On Certain Accessible Points of Plane Continua," Monatshefte fur Mathematik und Physik, vol.35, 1928.
"On a Problem of W. L. Ayres," Fundamenta Mathematicae, vol. 11, 1928.
"Concerning Menger Regular Curves," Fundamenta Mathematicae, vol. 12, 1928.
"On Regular Points of Continua and Regular Curves of at Most Order n," Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, March-April 1929.