Nicole Oresme

1323 - 1382

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Nicole Oresme was a French mathematician who invented coordinate geometry long before Descartes. He was the first to use a fractional exponent and also worked on infinite series.
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List of References (22 books/articles)

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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Lisieux library (in French)
  1. The Catholic Encyclopedia

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