Gunpowder and Geometry

Gunpowder and Geometry

Paperback320pp Illustrated232x152mm

9780008299965     Product Code: 511895

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Charles Hutton had started work as a pit boy in a coal mine in the 1740s but a school in Newcastle nurtured him, first as pupil and then as teacher, and by the time he was 40 he was a Fellow of the Royal Society. This biography follows his meteoric rise and describes his contributions to mathematics, including work on the force of gunpowder and calculating the mass of the Earth.

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