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Leonard James Rogers (30 March 1862 in Oxford, England, – 12 September 1933 in Oxford, England) was a British mathematician who was the first to discover the Rogers-Ramanujan identity and Hölder's inequality.

From 1888 to 1919 he was Professor of Mathematics at the Yorkshire College (from 1904, the University of Leeds).

He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1924.

Publications

* Leonard James Rogers, Second memoir on the expansion of certain infinite products (1894) Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society, 25, pp 318-343. (The Rogers-Ramanujan identities.)
* L. J. Rogers, An extension of a certain theorem in inequalities Messenger of math 17, (1888) 145-150. (Hölder's inequality.)


References

* O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Leonard James Rogers", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews, http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Rogers_James.html .
* Obituary in Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society, Vol. 1, No. 3. (Dec., 1934), pp. 299-301.

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