Gunpowder and Geometry

Gunpowder and Geometry

Paperback320pp Illustrated232x152mm

9780008299965     Product Code: 511895

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From his humble beginning as a Newcastle pit boy in the 1740s, Charles Hutton rose to become a Fellow of the Royal Society by the time he was 40. This biography follows his meteoric ascent and describes his contributions to mathematics, including work on the force of gunpowder and calculating the mass of the Earth.

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