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8 Topic Pages Found in Mathematics & Statistics and starting with the letter W
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Wallis, John, 1616-1703

English mathematician and cleric who made important contributions to the development of algebra and analytical geometry. He was one of the founders of

Ward, William George, 1812-1882

1812–82, English Roman Catholic apologist, educated at Oxford. He became (1834) a fellow at Balliol College, Oxford, and was ordained in the Church of

Wedderburn, J. H. M. (Joseph Henry Maclagan), 1882-1948

Scottish mathematician who opened new lines of thought in the subject of mathematical fields and who had a deep influence on the development of modern

Whitehead, Alfred North, 1861-1947

1861–1947, English mathematician and philosopher, grad. Trinity College, Cambridge, 1884. There he was a lecturer in mathematics until 1911. At the

Wiener, Norbert, 1894-1964

Wiener was just eighteen years old when, in 1913, he was awarded a Ph.D. in logic while studying under Josiah Royce at Harvard University. Afterward,

Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

Hungarian-born US physicist who shared the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1963 for his work which introduced the notion of parity, or symmetry theory,

Wind chill index

the cooling effect of wind and temperature combined, expressed in terms of the effect produced by a lower, windless temperature, also called wind

Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951

Austrian-born philosopher who spent much of his working life at Cambridge. The self-criticism of thought lacks the appeal of speculation, and critical