id: 06359682
dt: j
an: 2014f.00038
au: Ramsden, Jenny
ti: Charles Hutton.
so: SYMmetryplus, No. 54, 9-12 (2014).
py: 2014
pu: Mathematical Association (MA), Leicester
la: EN
cc: A30
ut: mathematicians; biographies; history of mathematics; mathematics in the
18th century; mathematics in the 19th century
ci:
li:
ab: 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.
rv: Peter Dürr (Linkenheim)