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- A musing from a Quality Manager, September 2016
It always surprises me what you actually remember from school. A footnote in my Statics of Deformable Solids textbook said (and I paraphrase here) that when you have more than five data points, you can discard outliers from your data analysis according to Chauvenet’s Criterion. It wasn’t until thirty years later that I first wondered who Chauvenet was. William Chauvenet was born in Milford, Pennsylvania on May 24, 1820. As a young man, he studied in Philadelphia, graduated from Yale in 1840 and served in the US Navy. An astronomer and mathematician, he taught Mathematics and Navigation to midshipmen in Philadelphia. Chauvenet expanded that curriculum and was very active in the establishment of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1845; he was the first Commandant at Annapolis. Later, he served as President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and was a founder of the National Academy of Sciences. He continued teaching for the remainder of his life and died in St. Paul, MN in 1870. By the time of his death, Chauvenet was a renowned American scholar and a member of numerous scientific societies. He truly was an American hero in academia.