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William Prager (May 23, 1903, Karlsruhe - 1980) was a German-born US applied mathematician.

He was a lecturer at Darmstadt, a deputy director at University of Göttingen, professor at Karlsruhe, University of Istanbul, the University of California, San Diego and Brown University, where he advised Bernard Budiansky.

The Society of Engineering Science has awarded the Wiliam Prager Medal in Solid Mechanics since 1983 in his honor.[1]


* Beitrag zur Kinematik des Raumfachwerks, 1926, dissertation
* "Dynamik der Stabwerke" (with K. Hohenemser), 1933
* "Mechanique des solides isotropes", 1937
* "Theory of perfectly plastic solids" (with P. G. Hodge), 1951

External links

* William Prager - Encyclopedia Brunoniana - Brown University
* References for William Prager
* Mac Tutor Bio for William Prager
* William Prager at the Mathematics Genealogy Project


1. ^ William Prager Medal

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