Edward Routh

Edward John Routh FRS (/rθ/; 20 January 1831  7 June 1907), was an English mathematician, noted as the outstanding coach of students preparing for the Mathematical Tripos examination of the University of Cambridge in its heyday in the middle of the nineteenth century.[4] He also did much to systematise the mathematical theory of mechanics and created several ideas critical to the development of modern control systems theory.

Edward Routh

Edward John Routh (1831–1907)
Born
Edward John Routh

(1831-01-20)20 January 1831[1]
Quebec, Canada
Died7 June 1907(1907-06-07) (aged 76)[1]
Cambridge, England
NationalityEnglish
Alma materUniversity College London
Peterhouse, Cambridge
Known forRouth's rule
Routh–Hurwitz theorem
Routh stability criterion
Routh array
Routhian
Routh's theorem
Routh polynomials
Routh's algorithm
Kirchhoff–Routh function
AwardsSmith's Prize (1854)
Adams Prize (1872)[2]
Scientific career
FieldsMathematician
InstitutionsUniversity of London
Peterhouse, Cambridge
Academic advisorsWilliam Hopkins
Augustus De Morgan
Isaac Todhunter
Notable studentsJohn Strutt (Rayleigh)
J. J. Thomson
George Darwin
Alfred North Whitehead[3]
Joseph Larmor