Sir Jonas Moore: Practical Mathematics and Restoration Science

Sir Jonas Moore: Practical Mathematics and Restoration Science

by Frances Willmoth
     
 

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.See more details below

Overview

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.

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)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction: 'A Good Mathematician and a Good Fellowe'1
1Moore's Social and Intellectual Origins: Teachers and Patrons
Ancestry and education11
Local patrons22
Employment and taking up mathematics27
2Founding a Mathematical Career
William Oughtred43
'Mathematicall More': the author and his books61
3'His Rise': Surveying the Fens
Projectors and 'giddy projects'88
Moore's role: mathematics and surveying104
4The Restoration and a Route to Royal Service
Mathematical practice in Restoration London121
Tangier130
The Surveyorship of the Ordnance138
5'The Genius of All Arts': Patronage of the Mathematical Sciences
The Royal Society and the Royal Observatory158
The New Systeme of the Mathematicks195
Conclusion208
Bibliography216
Index234

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