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 The collection consists of color reprints of published articles, unpublished essays, and cataloging records.
Accession No.: 2006-183
Extent: 1 in.
Laguage: Materials are written in 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 wrote a number of works on quaterions, vector analysis, and British mathematicians.


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The Alexander Macfarlane Collection consists of color reprints of published articles, unpublished essays, and cataloging records.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.


Index Terms

Macfarlane, Alexander, 1851-1913
Ortiz, Eduardo L.
Tait, Peter Guthrie, 1831-1901
University of Texas at Austin. Dept. of Engineering
Quaterions
Vector analysis
Vector spaces

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Alexander Macfarlane Collection, 1900-2006, Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

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



 
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4RM132 Alexander Macfarlane, “Peter Guthrie Tait,” 1902



 
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4RM132 Materials related to Macfarlane’s “Vector Analysis and Quaterions,” 1906, 2006



 
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4RM132 Materials related to Macfarlane’s “Ten British Mathematicians,” 2006



 
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4RM132 Eduardo L. Ortiz, “International Association for Promoting the Calculus of Quaterions,” 2001



 
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4RM132 Jerry D. Frazee, “Alexander MacFarlane and the Great Vector Debate,” 2006