Renaissance Mathematics Continued
John Napier (1550-1617), a Scottish aristocrat, spent 20 years of his life on the construction of logarithms. Like Stifel, he was interested in proving that the Pope was the Antichrist (the opponent of Jesus, who is supposed to appear just prior to the latter’s prophesied second coming). Napier was convinced that the world would end before 1700.
KeywordsLinear Interpolation Planetary Orbit Universal Gravitation Platonic Solid Recent Observational Data
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