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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Paul M. Batchelder Papers, 1917-1918, 1952-1953, undated



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Batchelder, Paul M.
Title: Paul M. Batchelder Papers
Dates: 1917-1918, 1952-1953, undated
Abstract: This collection contains manuscripts and notes by Paul Mason Batchelder (1886-1971), a professor of mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin.
Accession No.: 2013-075
OCLC No.: 832439204
Extent: 2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Paul Mason Batchelder (1886-1971) was a professor of mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin. He received a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth (1908), a master’s degree from Princeton (1910), and a Ph.D. from Harvard (1916), where his advisor was G. D. Birkhoff. In 1916, he began teaching at UT, where he remained until his retirement in 1954. His mathematical interests included difference equations, number theory, and astronomy.

Source: “Paul Mason Batchelder,” UT General Faculty Memorial Resolution, 1974.

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains manuscripts and notes by Batchelder. One item is a compilation of "Galois Theory of Algebraic Equations" by Batchelder, explaining the area of mathematics that deals with the application of the theory of finite groups to the solution of algebraic equations.

The other items are two sets of handwritten notes by Batchelder. One set consists of notes, solutions, quiz, and final examination in Pure Mathematics 317 (Fall 1952 and January 1953), a course in number theory. The other set consists of solutions to some problems and exercises in E. T. Copson’s An Introduction to the Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1935).

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Batchelder, Paul M. (Paul Mason), 1886-
Copson, E. T. (Edward Thomas), 1901-
Galois, Evariste, 1811-1832
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. Dept. of Mathematics
Subjects
Mathematics.
UT Fleming, Richard T., University Writings Collections.

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Separated Material

Batchelder’s copy of E. T. Copson, An Introduction to the Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1935) is now held by the Kuene Physics Mathematics Astronomy Library at UT.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Paul M. Batchelder Papers, 1917-1918, 1952-1953, undated, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Acquisition Information

The first accession to this collection, made up of the Galois theory manuscript, was part of the UT Fleming (Richard T.) Writings Collection. Accession 2013-075, consisting of the two sets of handwritten notes, was transferred from the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center in November 2012, where it had been donated by Prof. R. E. Greenwood.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3U7 "Galois Theory of Algebraic Equations," 1917-1918
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86-9/10 (LSF) Handwritten notes [accession 2013-075], 1952-1953, undated

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