Sir Jonas Moore : practical mathematics and restoration science /

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Author / Creator:Willmoth, Frances, 1957-
Imprint:Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY, USA : Boydell Press, 1993.
Description:xi, 244 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Subject:Moore, Jonas, -- Sir, -- 1617-1679
Moore, Jonas, -- Sir, -- 1617-1679
Mathematicians -- England -- Biography.
Mathematics -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Science -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Great Britain.
Format: Print Book
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ISBN:0851153216 ( acid-free paper) : £35 ($70.00)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. [216]-233) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: 'A Good Mathematician and a Good Fellowe'
  • 1. Moore's Social and Intellectual Origins: Teachers and Patrons. Ancestry and education. Local patrons. Employment and taking up mathematics
  • 2. Founding a Mathematical Career. William Oughtred. 'Mathematicall More': the author and his books
  • 3. 'His Rise': Surveying the Fens. Projectors and 'giddy projects'. Moore's role: mathematics and surveying
  • 4. The Restoration and a Route to Royal Service. Mathematical practice in Restoration London. Tangier. The Surveyorship of the Ordnance
  • 5. 'The Genius of All Arts': Patronage of the Mathematical Sciences. The Royal Society and the Royal Observatory. The New Systeme of the Mathematicks.