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\iteman{ZMATH 2014f.00038}
\itemau{Ramsden, Jenny}
\itemti{Charles Hutton.}
\itemso{SYMmetryplus, No. 54, 9-12 (2014).}
\itemab
The article presents a short depiction of the life and work of Charles Hutton (1737--1823), Professor of Mathematics at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, who was responsible for the calculation of the density of the Earth from Maskelyne's excellent observations. An example from Hutton's text book {\it A course of mathematics} is also given.
\itemrv{Peter D\"urr (Linkenheim)}
\itemcc{A30}
\itemut{mathematicians; biographies; history of mathematics; mathematics in the 18th century; mathematics in the 19th century}
\itemli{}
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