Author:Benjamin Williamson

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Benjamin Williamson
Irish mathematician; Trinity College, Dublin. MA; Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin (1852); Professor of Natural Philosophy, Trinity College, Dublin (1854); Senior Fellow of Trinity (1897); Vice-Provost of Trinity.[1]
This author wrote articles for the Dictionary of National Biography, and the list on this page is complete to 1901.
Articles written by this author are designated in the DNB by the initials "B. W."
This author wrote articles for the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.
Articles attributed to this author are designated in EB1911 by the initials "B. W."


  • An elementary treatise on the differential calculus, containing the theory of plane curves (1880)
  • An elementary treatise on the integral calculus (1880) (This treatise was one of the books that Ramanujan had read (at least in part) before he left for England in 1914.[2])
  • An elementary treatise on dynamics, containing applications to thermodynamics, with numerous examples (1889)
  • Introduction to the Mathematical Theory of the Stress and Strain of Elastic Solids multiple editions 8th ed. (1894)
  • "Graves, Charles," in Dictionary of National Biography Supplement, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., (1901) in 3 vols.
  • "Maclaurin, Colin," in Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed., 1911)

Works about Williamson[edit]


  1. "WILLIAMSON, Benjamin". Who's Who 57: p. 1742. 1905. 
  2. Berndt, Bruce C.; Rankin, Robert A. (2000). "The books studied by Ramanujan in India". The American Mathematical Monthly 107 (7): 595–601. JSTOR 2589114. 

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Works by this author published before January 1, 1925 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.