References for Henry Briggs

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  1. G L Huxley, S W Leslie, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
    http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Henry_Briggs.aspx#1
  2. Biography in Encyclopaedia Britannica.
    http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9016449/Henry-Briggs

Books:

  1. A J Thompson, Logarithmetica Britannica (Cambridge, 1952).

Articles:

  1. J Abellan, Henry Briggs (Spanish), Gaceta Mat. (1) 4 (1952), 39-41.
  2. E M Bruins, On the history of logarithms : Bürgi, Napier, Briggs, de Decker, Vlacq, Huygens, Janus 67 (4) (1980), 241-260.
  3. G A Gibson, Napier and the invention of logarithms, in E M Horsburgh (ed.), Napier Tercentenary Celebration : Handbook of the exhibition (Edinburgh, 1914), 1-16.
  4. D M Hallowes, Henry Briggs, Mathematician, Transactions of the Halifax Antiquarian Society (1962), 79-92.
  5. C Hill, Intellectual origins of the English revolution (Oxford, 1965), 38.
  6. C Hutton, Mathematical tables (london, 1811), 33-37.
  7. J Ward, The lives of the professors of Gresham College (London, 1740), 120-129.
  8. D T Whiteside, Patterns of mathematical thought in the later seventeenth century, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 1 (1961), 232-236.
  9. T Whittaker, Henry Briggs, Dictionary of National Biography Vol VI (London, 1886), 326-327.

JOC/EFR July 1999

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