
06359682
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2014f.00038
Ramsden, Jenny
Charles Hutton.
SYMmetryplus, No. 54, 912 (2014).
2014
Mathematical Association (MA), Leicester
EN
A30
mathematicians
biographies
history of mathematics
mathematics in the 18th century
mathematics in the 19th century
The article presents a short depiction of the life and work of Charles Hutton (17371823), 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.
Peter D\"urr (Linkenheim)