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ames Gregory (math

Post by chinhkuqn on Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:32 pm

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James Gregory

James Gregory (1638–1675)
Born 1638
Drumoak, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Died 1675
Edinburgh
Residence Scotland, England, Venice
Citizenship Scotland
Nationality Scottish
Fields Mathematics
Astronomy
Institutions University of St. Andrews, University of Edinburgh
Alma mater Marischal College (University of Aberdeen), University of Padua
Known for Gregorian telescope
Diffraction grating, Calculus
Influences Stefano degli Angeli
Influenced David Gregory
Notes
Nephew of Alexander Anderson. Uncle of David Gregory.
James Gregory FRS (November 1638 – October 1675) was a Scottish mathematician and astronomer. He described an early practical design for the reflecting telescope – the Gregorian telescope – and made advances in trigonometry, discovering infinite series representations for several trigonometric functions.


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