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To Catch the Spirit

Tuesday 17 December 2019 5:03pm

The memoir of A C Aitken

A C Aitken (with biographical introduction by P C Fenton)

The book

Alexander Craig Aitken was a Dunedin mathematician whose contributions to algebra, numerical analysis and statistics brought him the glittering prizes of his profession.

This book publishes for the first time a memoir by Aitken which begins with his departure form Dunedin in 1923 and covers the first 20 years of his life in Scotland.

P C Fenton provides a setting for Aitken's memoir in a biographical introduction, looking at his Dunedin years, including his childhood on the Otago Peninsula, and family background.