Sir Jonas Moore: Practical Mathematics and Restoration Science

Sir Jonas Moore: Practical Mathematics and Restoration Science

by Frances Willmoth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0851153216

ISBN-13: 9780851153216

Pub. Date: 04/01/1993

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited

Sir Jonas Moore (1617-79) — practical mathematician, teacher, author, surveyor, cartographer, Ordnance Officer, courtier and patron of astronomy —had a remarkable career, and was one of the first to make a substantial fortune from mathematical practice. Dr Willmoth follows his progress to a knighthood, membership of the Royal Society, and favour at the court

Overview

Sir Jonas Moore (1617-79) — practical mathematician, teacher, author, surveyor, cartographer, Ordnance Officer, courtier and patron of astronomy —had a remarkable career, and was one of the first to make a substantial fortune from mathematical practice. Dr Willmoth follows his progress to a knighthood, membership of the Royal Society, and favour at the court of Charles II; she assesses his contribution to the draining of the Great Level (under Cornelius Vermuyden) and the building of the Mole at Tangier, and records how, as Surveyor-General of the Ordnance, he became a patron of the new Royal Observatory at Greenwich. Her researches illustrate the changing views of mathematics at the time, and reinforce the argument for the 17th-century 'scientific revolution'.FRANCES WILLMOTH is currently working on an edition of John Flamsteed's correspondence. (East Anglian) Study of the life and varied career of Sir Jonas Moore (1617-79) — practical mathematician, teacher, author, surveyor, cartographer, Ordnance Officer, courtier and patron of astronomy — who was involved in the draining of the Great Level in the Fens.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780851153216
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
04/01/1993
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
0.63(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

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