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who worked mostly on algebra. He helped found the modern British school of pure mathematics
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, as well as mathematics
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. He worked as a lawyer
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for 14 years.
He postulated the Cayley–Hamilton theorem
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—that every square matrix
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is a root of its own characteristic polynomial
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, and verified it for matrices of order 2 and 3. He was the first to define the concept of a group
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in the modern way—as a set with a binary
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operation satisfying certain laws. Formerly, when mathematicians spoke of "groups", they had meant permutation group
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s and Cayley graph on two generators ''a'' and ''b''
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s as well as Cayley's theorem
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are named in honour of Cayley.
Early years

Arthur Cayley was born inRichmond, London
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, England
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, on 16 August 1821. His father, Henry Cayley, was a distant cousin of Sir George Cayley
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, the aeronautics
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engineer innovator, and descended from an ancient Yorkshire
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family. He settled in Saint Petersburg
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, Russia
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, as a merchant
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. His mother
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was Maria Antonia Doughty, daughter of William Doughty. According to some writers she was Russian, but her father's name indicates an English origin. His brother was the linguist Charles Bagot Cayley
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. Arthur spent his first eight years in Saint Petersburg. In 1829 his parents were settled permanently at Blackheath, near London. Arthur was sent to a private school. At age 14 he was sent to King's College School
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. The school's master observed indications of mathematical genius and advised the father to educate his son not for his own business, as he had intended, but at the University of Cambridge
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Education

At the unusually early age of 17 Cayley began residence atTrinity College, Cambridge
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had now triumphed, and the ''Cambridge Mathematical Journal'' had been instituted by Gregory and Robert Leslie EllisRobert Leslie Ellis (25 August 1817 – 12 May 1859) was an England, English polymath, remembered principally as a mathematician and editor of the works of Francis Bacon.
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. To this journal, at the age of twenty, Cayley contributed three papers, on subjects that had been suggested by reading the ''Mécanique analytique'' of Lagrange
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and some of the works of Laplace
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Cayley's tutor at Cambridge was George Peacock
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and his private coach was William Hopkins
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. He finished his undergraduate course by winning the place of Senior Wrangler
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, and the first Smith's prize
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. His next step was to take the M.A. degree, and win a Fellowship by competitive examination. He continued to reside at Cambridge University for four years; during which time he took some pupils, but his main work was the preparation of 28 memoirs to the '' Mathematical Journal''.
As a lawyer

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, Cayley chose law, and was admitted to on 20 April 1846 at the age of 24. He made a specialty of conveyancing
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. It was while he was a pupil at the bar examination that he went to Dublin
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's lectures on quaternion
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, resident in London; they used to walk together round the courts of Lincoln's Inn
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, discussing the theory of invariants
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and covariants. During this period of his life, extending over fourteen years, Cayley produced between two and three hundred papers.
As a professor

At Cambridge University the ancient professorship of pure mathematics is denominated by the Lucasian, and is the chair that had been occupied byIsaac Newton
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. Around 1860, certain funds bequeathed by Lady Sadleir to the University, having become useless for their original purpose, were employed to establish another professorship of pure mathematics, called the Sadleirian. The duties of the new professor were defined to be ''"to explain and teach the principles of pure mathematics and to apply himself to the advancement of that science."'' To this chair Cayley was elected when 42 years old. He gave up a lucrative practice for a modest salary; but he never regretted the exchange, for the chair at Cambridge enabled him to end the divided allegiance between law and mathematics, and to devote his energies to the pursuit that he liked best. He at once married and settled down in Cambridge. More fortunate than Hamilton in his choice, he enjoyed a home life of great happiness. His friend and fellow investigator, Sylvester, once remarked that Cayley had been much more fortunate than himself; that they had both lived as bachelors in London, but that Cayley had married and settled down to a quiet and peaceful life at Cambridge; whereas he had never married, and had been fighting the world all his days.
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s, the lectures were extended over two terms. For many years the attendance was small, and came almost entirely from those who had finished their career of preparation for competitive examinations; after the reform the attendance numbered about fifteen. The subject lectured on was generally that of the memoir on which the professor was for the time engaged.
The other duty of the chair — the advancement of mathematical science — was discharged in a handsome manner by the long series of memoirs that he published, ranging over every department of pure mathematics. But it was also discharged in a much less obtrusive way; he became the standing referee on the merits of mathematical papers to many societies both at home and abroad.
In 1872 he was made an honorary fellow of Trinity College, and three years later an ordinary fellow, which meant stipend as well as honour. About this time his friends subscribed for a presentation portrait. wrote an address to the committee of subscribers who had charge of the Cayley portrait fund. The verses refer to the subjects investigated in several of Cayley's most elaborate memoirs; such as, Chapters on the Analytical Geometry of $n$ dimensions; On the theory of Determinant
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s; Memoir on the theory of Matrices; Memoirs on skew surfaces, otherwise Scrolls; On the delineation of a Cubic Scroll, etc.
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, Cayley made fundamental contributions to algebraic geometry
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. Cayley and Salmon
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discovered the 27 lines on a cubic surface
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. Cayley constructed the Chow variety
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of all curves in projective 3-space. He founded the algebro-geometric theory of ruled surface
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In 1876 he published a ''Treatise on Elliptic Functions
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''. He took great interest in the movement for the University education of women. At Cambridge the women's colleges are Girton and Newnham. In the early days of Girton College
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he gave direct help in teaching, and for some years he was chairman of the council of Newnham College
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, in the progress of which he took the keenest interest to the last.
In 1881 he received from the Johns Hopkins University
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, Baltimore, where Sylvester was then professor of mathematics, an invitation
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subject of the ''Abelian and Theta Functions''.
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British Association presidency

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. The meeting was held at Southport, in the north of England. As the President's address is one of the great popular events of the meeting, and brings out an audience of general culture, it is usually made as little technical as possible. took for his subject the Progress of Pure Mathematics.
The ''Collected Papers''

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requested him to prepare his mathematical papers for publication in a collected form—a request which he appreciated very much. They are printed in quarto volumes, of which seven appeared under his own editorship. While editing these volumes, he was suffering from a painful internal malady, to which he succumbed on 26 January 1895, in the 74th year of his age. When the funeral took place, a great assemblage met in Trinity Chapel, comprising members of the University, official representatives of Russia and America, and many of the most illustrious philosophers of Britain
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The remainder of his papers were edited by Andrew Forsyth
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, his successor in the Sadleirian Chair. The Collected Mathematical papers number thirteen quarto volumes, and contain 967 papers. Cayley retained to the last his fondness for novel-reading and for travelling. He also took special pleasure in paintings and architecture, and he practiced water-colour painting, which he found useful sometimes in making mathematical diagrams.
Legacy

Cayley is buried in the Mill Road cemetery, Cambridge. An 1874 portrait of Cayley byLowes Cato Dickinson
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and an 1884 portrait by William Longmaid are in the collection of Trinity College, Cambridge
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A number of mathematical terms are named after him:
* Cayley's theorem
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* Cayley–Hamilton theorem
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linear maps such as:
:(x_1, \ldots, x_n) \mapsto a_1x_1+\cdots +a_nx_n,
and their representations in vector spaces a ...

in linear algebra
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:a_1x_1+\cdots +a_nx_n=b,
linear maps such as:
:(x_1, \ldots, x_n) \mapsto a_1x_1+\cdots +a_nx_n,
and their representations in vector spaces and through matrix (mat ...

* Cayley–Bacharach theorem
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* Grassmann–Cayley algebra
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* Cayley–Menger determinant In linear algebra
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* Cayley diagrams – used for finding cognate linkage
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s in mechanical engineering
* Cayley–Dickson construction
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* Cayley algebra (Octonion)
* Cayley graph on two generators ''a'' and ''b''
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* Cayley numbers
* Cayley's sextic
* Cayley table Named after the 19th century British
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* Cayley–Purser algorithm
* Cayley's formula
* Cayley–Klein metric
* Klein model, Cayley–Klein model of hyperbolic geometry
* Cayley's Ω process
* Cayley surface (disambiguation), Cayley surface
* Cayley transform
* Cayley's nodal cubic surface
* Cayley's ruled cubic surface
* The crater Cayley (crater), Cayley on the Moon (and consequently the Cayley Formation, a geological unit named after the crater)
* Cayley's mousetrap — a card game
* Cayleyan
* Chasles–Cayley–Brill formula
* Hyperdeterminant
* Quippian
* Tetrahedroid
Bibliography

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