Charles Smith (mathematician)

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Charles Smith (b Huntingdon, 11 May 1844; d Cambridge 13 November 1916)[1] was a 20th-century British academic.[2]

Smith was educated at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.[3] He became a Fellow of Sidney Sussex in 1868; Tutor in 1875; and Master in 1890. He was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge from 1895 to 1897.[4]


  1. ^ The Master Of Sidney The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Nov 14, 1916; pg. 4; Issue 41324.
  2. ^ Amongst others he wrote “An Elementary Treatise on Conic Sections", 1882; "An Elementary Treatise on Solid Geometry", 1884; "Elementary Algebra", 1886; "Treatise on Algebra", 1887; "Arithmetic", 1891; "Geometrical Conics" 1894; and "Euclid" 1901 > British Library web site accessed 17:48 GMT Tuesday 31st July, 2018
  3. ^ "Smith, Charles". Who Was Who. 1920–2016 (July2018 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 31 July 2018. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  4. ^ University web-site
Academic offices
Preceded by
Robert Phelps
Master of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
Succeeded by
George Weekes
Preceded by
Augustus Austen Leigh
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge
Succeeded by
Alexander Hill