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Sir George Greenhill, F.R.S

Nature volume 119, pages 323325 (26 February 1927) | Download Citation



THE death of Sir George Greenhill will be greatly regretted by some generations of Artillery officers who were instructed by him in the mathematics of their profession as they passed through the ‘Advanced Class’ of the school at Woolwich which has had several names but is now known as the Artillery College. When the present writer joined that class in the spring of 1880, Greenhill had already been the mathematical professor there for several years. He went there after a short service at Coopers Hill and followed in succession Bashforth, Hirst, and Niven.

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