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George Green

This article is about the scientist George Green. For the place called George Green in Berkshire, England see George Green, Berkshire.

George Green (1793-1841), British scientist who wrote An Essay on the Applications of Mathematical Analysis to the Theories of Electricity and Magnetism in 1828. The essay contained a theorem similar to modern Green's theorem. Green entered Cambridge University at age 40, and died four years after he graduated.

In 1846, Green's work was rediscovered by Lord Kelvin and popularized it for future mathematicians.