Brook Taylor

1685 - 1731

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Brook Taylor was an English mathematician who added to mathematics a new branch now called the 'calculus of finite differences', invented integration by parts, and discovered the celebrated formula known as Taylor's expansion.
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List of References (15 books/articles)

A Poster of Brook Taylor

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Taylor versus Continental mathematicians
  2. Phillip S Jones on Brook Taylor

Honours awarded to Brook Taylor
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Fellow of the Royal Society1712
Lunar featuresCrater Taylor

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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. NNDB
  3. Rouse Ball

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