The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Rankine, W.J. MacQuorn
Mathematician and physicist, born in Edinburgh; devoted himself to engineering, and held the chair of Engineering in Glasgow University; wrote extensively on mathematical and physical subjects, both theoretical and practical (1820-1872).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Rankine, W.J. MacQuorn'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/r/rankine-wj-macquorn.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.