arthur cayley

Cayley

[key-lee]
noun
Arthur, 1821–95, English mathematician.
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Cayley (ˈkeɪlɪ)
 
n
1.  Arthur. 1821--93, British mathematician, who invented matrices
2.  Sir George. 1773--1857, British engineer and pioneer of aerial navigation. He constructed the first man-carrying glider (1853) and invented the caterpillar tractor

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arthur cayley

English mathematician and leader of the British school of pure mathematics that emerged in the 19th century. The interested viewer may read an extract from the geometry article he wrote for the 9th edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1875-89).

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