Silvanus Phillips Thompson
(1851-1916)

Died aged c. 65

Silvanus Phillips Thompson FRS (19 June 1851 – 12 June 1916) was a professor of physics at the City and Guilds Technical College in Finsbury, England. He was elected to the Royal Society in 1891 and was known for his work as an electrical engineer and as an author. Thompson's most enduring publication is his 1910 text Calculus Made Easy, which teaches the fundamentals of infinitesimal calculus, and is still in print. Thompson also wrote a popular physics text, Elementary Lessons in Electricity and Magnetism, as well as biographies of Lord Kelvin and Michael Faraday.

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Silvanus Phillips Thompson born York 1851 died London 1916 physicist teacher friend studied and taught here 1858-1874

51 Bootham, York, United Kingdom where they studied (1858-1874) and taught (1858-1874)

Scientist, Educator, Consultant Silvanus Thompson 1851-1916. Director Finsbury Technical College 1885-1915. Electrification of Will's Tobacco Factory 1886. Electromagnetism, Optics, Radiology.

Anchor Road, Bristol, United Kingdom where they lived near