The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Eddy, Henry Turner

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EDDY, Henry Turner, American scientist: b. Stoughton, Mass., 9 June 1844. He was educated at Yale and later took a further scientific course in Berlin and Paris. After holding a professorship in mathematics, astronomy and civil engineering at the University of Cincinnati 1874-90, and acting as dean of the academic faculty of that institution (1874-77, 1884-89), he became its president in 1890. He was also president of the Rose Polytechnic Institute at Terra Haute, Ind., from 1891 to 1894, when he accepted the chair of engineering and mechanics at the University of Minnesota. He became dean of the Graduate School of the latter university in 1906, and professor and dean emeritus in 1912. He published ‘Analytical Geometry’ (1874); ‘Researches in Graphical Statics’ (1878); ‘Thermodynamics’ {18?9); ‘Neue Constructionen aus der graphischen Statik’ (1880); ‘Maximum Stresses under Concentrated Loads’ (1890); ‘Theory of the Flexure and Strength of Rectangular Flat Plates Applied to Reinforced Concrete Floor Slabs’ (1913); ‘Concrete Steel Construction’ (1914); and numerous scientific and technical papers.