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Sir Jonas Moore : practical mathematics and restoration science

Author: Frances Willmoth
Publisher: London : Boydell, 1993
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A life of Moore, 17th-century mathematician and scientist involved in the draining of the fens, the building of the mole at Tangier, and the foundation of the Royal Observatory.

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Willmoth
ISBN: 0851153216 9780851153216
OCLC Number: 473585793
Description: xii,244 s. : ill.
Contents: Introduction: "A Good Mathematician and a Good Fellowe". Part 1 Moore's social and intellectual origins - teachers and patrons: ancestry and education; local patrons; employment and taking up mathematics. Part 2 Founding a mathematical career: William Oughtred; "Mathematicall More" - the author and his books. Part 3 "His Rise" - surveying the Fens: projectors and "giddy projects"; Moore's role - mathematics and surveying. Part 4 The Restoration and a route to royal service: mathematical practice in Restoration London; Tangier; the Surveyorship of the Ordnance. Part 5 "The genius of all arts" - patronage of the mathematical sciences: the Royal Society and the Royal Observatory; "The New Systeme of the mathematicks".
Responsibility: Frances Willmoth

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