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Collection Level Description: Papers of Theodore William Chaundy

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. b. 119-127
Title: Papers of Theodore William Chaundy
Dates of Creation: 1910-1951
Extent: 9 boxes
Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Theodore William Chaundy, 1889-1966, was an English mathematician who introduced the Burchnall-Chaundy theory. He attended Oxford High School for Boys and read mathematics at Balliol College, Oxford. In 1910 he was appointed Lecturer in Mathematics at Christ Church; from 1912-1947 he served as an Official Student and Tutor in Mathematics. He was University Lecturer in Mathematics, 1927-1947, and University Reader in Mathematics, 1947-1956.

His publications include The Differential Calculus (1935), The Printing of Mathematics (1954), and Elementary Differential Equations (1969).

Scope and Content

The collection consists almost entirely of lectures on mathematics delivered in the University of Oxford. Some have annotations and revisions, perhaps with a view to publication.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers, which cover the years 1910 - 1951, were received from Mrs. Chaundy.

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Chaundy | Theodore William | 1889-1966 | mathematician

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