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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 The collection consists of color reprints of published articles, unpublished essays, and cataloging records.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.

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The Alexander Macfarlane Collection consists of color reprints of published articles, unpublished essays, and cataloging records.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

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

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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

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