# 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).