Colin Maclaurin

1698 - 1746

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Colin Maclaurin was a Scottish mathematican who published the first systematic exposition of Newton's methods, written as a reply to Berkeley's attack on the calculus for its lack of rigorous foundations.
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List of References (26 books/articles)

Some Quotations (3)

A Poster of Colin Maclaurin

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Article by R Schlapp
  2. Kilmodan Church
  3. Mathematics at Aberdeen 3
  4. Mathematical Works of Colin Maclaurin
  5. Gibson History 9

Honours awarded to Colin Maclaurin
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Fellow of the Royal Society1719
Lunar featuresCrater Maclaurin


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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  1. Rouse Ball

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