James Sylvester

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James Sylvester

(1814-1897) James was an English mathematician. He made fundamental contributions to matrix theory, invariant theory, number theory, partition theory.

James Joseph Sylvester

Sylvester was a student of Agustus De Morgan at the University of London at the age of 14, his family withdrew him from the University after he was accused of stabbing a fellow student with a knife.

He also invented a few math words such as, matrix and graph

He played a leadership role in American mathematics in the later half of the 19th century as a professor at the Johns Hopkins University.


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