Thomas Harriot

1560 - 1621

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Thomas Harriot was an English mathematician who did outstanding work on the solution of equations, recognising negative roots and complex roots in a way that makes his solutions look almost like a present day solution.
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List of References (37 books/articles)

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Thomas Harriot's manuscripts
  2. Harriot and binary numbers
  3. Aubrey's Brief Lives entry

Honours awarded to Thomas Harriot
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Lunar featuresCrater Harriot
Biography in Aubrey's Brief Lives

Other Web sites
  1. Ian Bruce A translation of Artis Analyticae Praxis
  2. The Thomas Harriot Seminar
  3. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  4. Plus Magazine
  5. The Galileo Project

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