William Guy Peck, USMA 1844
16 October 1820 - 7 February 1892
- Graduated first in his class.
- Assistant Professor of Mathematics, USMA, 1846, 1847-1855.
- The University of Michigan made him its first professor of physics and
engineering in 1855 [Pappas has 1852, p. 275: this is a typo].
of Mathematics at Columbia University, 1857-1892.
- PhD Columbia 1877. Honorary?
- LLD Trinity 1863.
Annual Reunion 1892, pp. 81-83, by W. P.. Trowbridge.
There is a drawing of
Peck by his friend James W. Abert from 1845.
Peck married Elizabeth Mansfield Davies, Daughter of
Mathematical dictionary and cyclopedia of mathematical science, comprising
definitions of all the terms employed in mathematics - an analysis of each
branch, and of the whole, as forming a single science. By Charles Davies
and William G. Peck. New York, A. S. Barnes & Co., 1855. USMA:
SPECIAL COLL-BSMT-B30 QA5 .D26
Practical treatise on the differential and integral calculus : with some
of its applications to mechanics and astronomy / by William G. Peck. New
York : A.S. Barnes, 1871. USMA: SPECIAL COLL-BSMT-B30
QA303 .P34 1871
Ganot, Adolphe, 1804-1887. Introductory course of natural philosophy for
the use of schools and academies. Edited from Ganot's Popular physics,
by William G. Peck. New York, Chicago, A. S. Barnes & company, 1871.
U Mich: BUHR QC21 .G193 1871
A treatise on analytical geometry : with applications to lines and surfaces
of the first and second orders / by William G. Peck. New York ; Chicago
: A.S. Barnes, . USMA: SPECIAL COLL-BSMT-B30
Elementary treatise on mechanics, for the use of colleges and schools of
science. New York, Chicago, A. S. Barnes & company, 1874.
Elementary treatise on deteminants, New York, Chicago, A. S. Barnes &
company <c1887>, U Mich: BUHR QA191 .P367e
Cullum #1206. B-CT: TopEngs: Asst Prof USMA 46, 47-55: MxW: Resd55 1LT:
Prof Columbia NYC 57-92: Voluminous writer math texts: D-CT 7Feb92 a-71:
Ob-AR 92. [From 1990 Register of Graduates]
Arney, Chris, West Point's Scientific 200: Celebration of the
Bicentennial. Biographies of 200 of West Point's Most Successful and Influential
Mathematicians, Scientists, Engineers, and Technologists, 2002.