The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Brown, Ernest William

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BROWN, Ernest William, American mathematician and astronomer: b. Hull, England, 29 Nov. 1866. He took his degrees at Christ College, Cambridge; was appointed professor of mathematics at Haverford College, 1891, and at Yale University in 1907. He was for some time editor of The Transactions of the American Mathematical Society and of the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society and besides numerous pamphlets of scientific value has published ‘Treatise on the Lunar Theory’ (1896); ‘A New Theory of the Moon's Motion’ (1897-1905); and the Adams prize essay for 1907 in the University of Cambridge, ‘The Inequalities in the Motion of the Moon due to the Direct Action of the Planets’ (1908).