References for George Stokes

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  1. E M Parkinson, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
  2. Biography in Encyclopaedia Britannica.


  1. J Larmor, Memoir and scientific correspondence of the late Sir George Gabriel Stokes (2 vols.) (Cambridge, 1907).
  2. D B Wilson, Kelvin and Stokes: A Comparative Study in Victorian Physics (1987).
  3. A D D Craik, Mr Hopkins' Men: Cambridge Reform and British Mathematics in the 19th Century (Cambridge 2007)


  1. E W Brown, Note on George Gabriel Stokes, Phys. Rev. 18 (1904), 58-62.
  2. J Z Buchwald, Why Stokes never wrote a treatise on optics, in The investigation of difficult things (Cambridge, 1992), 451-476.
  3. A D D Craik, G.G. Stokes and his precursors on water wave theory, (Newton Institute seminar, August 2001). In IMA Conference Proceedings, Wind over Waves pp. 3-22, ed. Sajjadi & Hunt, (Cambridge: June 2003).
  4. A D D Craik, The origins of water-wave theory, Ann. Rev. Fluid Mech. (2002).
  5. A D D Craik, George Gabriel Stokes on water wave theory, Ann. Rev. Fluid Mech. 37 (2005), 23-42.
  6. I Grattan-Guinness, The Cauchy- Stokes- Seidel story on uniform convergence again: was there a fourth man?, Bull. Soc. Math. Belg. Sér. A 38 (1986), 225-235.
  7. F A J L James, The conservation of energy, theories of absorption and resonating molecules, 1851-1854 : G G Stokes, A J Angström and W Thomson, Notes and Records Roy. Soc. London 38 (1) (1983), 79-107.
  8. V J Katz, The history of Stokes' theorem, Math. Mag. 52 (3) (1979), 146-156.
  9. M A Kharitonova, The development of the mathematical theory of diffraction by G Stokes (Russian), Ocherki Istor. Estestvoznan. Tekhn. No. 34 (1988), 26-29, 102.
  10. A Kinsella, Sir George Gabriel Stokes : the Malahide connection, Irish Math. Soc. Bull. (35) (1995), 59-62.
  11. Lord Rayleigh, George Gabriel Stokes, Proc. Royal Soc. London 75 (1905), 199-216.
  12. R Paris, The mathematical work of G G Stokes, Math. Today (Southend-on-Sea) 32 (3-4) (1996), 43-46.
  13. H P Stokes, Reminiscences of Sir George Stokes, The Cambridge Chronical (13 Feb, 1903).
  14. P G Tait, Scientific Worthies. V - George Gabriel Stokes, Nature 12 (15 July, 1875), 201-202.
  15. A Wood, George Gabriel Stokes 1819-1903, an Irish mathematical physicist, Irish Math. Soc. Bull. (35) (1995), 49-58.

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