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The Gresham Professors of Geometry Part 2: the next three hundred years

Wilson, Robin J (2016). The Gresham Professors of Geometry Part 2: the next three hundred years. BSHM Bulletin: Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics, 32(2) pp. 136–148.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/17498430.2016.1236318
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Abstract

The Gresham Chair of Geometry is the oldest mathematics chair in England, and over the past four hundred years thirty-two Gresham professors have presented free lectures on mathematical topics to the general public. In this two-part article we outline the history of these appointments from the founding of Gresham College in 1596 to the present day. In particular, we mention the development of logarithms by Henry Briggs, describe how The Royal Society emerged from Gresham College in the early 1660s, and specify when the statistical terms standard deviation and histogram were first used.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 British Society for the History of Mathematics
ISSN: 1749-8341
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 51938
SWORD Depositor: Jisc Publications-Router
Depositing User: Jisc Publications-Router
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2018 15:46
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:58
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/51938
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