Ernest W. Brown as Theorist and Computer

  • Curtis Wilson
Part of the Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences book series (SHMP)


Brown was primarily an applied mathematician. He developed an expertise in choosing or devising maximally efficient routes, coaxing the lunar theory to yield its consequences with a precision comparable to that attained in observations.


Naval Observatory Lunar Theory Secular Acceleration Biographical Memoir Sinusoidal Term 
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© Springer New York 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St. John’s CollegeAnnapolisUSA

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