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  George Peacock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
George Peacock was born on April 9, 1791, at Denton in the north of England, 14 miles from Richmond in Yorkshire.
Peacock had his report ready for the third meeting of the Association, which was held in Cambridge in 1833; although limited to Algebra, Trigonometry, and the Arithmetic of Sines, it is one of the best of the long series of valuable reports which have been prepared for and printed by the Association.
Peacock's principle may be stated thus: the elementary symbol of arithmetical algebra denotes a digital, i.e., an integer number; and every combination of elementary symbols must reduce to a digital number, otherwise it is impossible or foreign to the science.
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 PEACOCK - LoveToKnow Article on PEACOCK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Peacocks nomination appears to have been due to the influence of his old schoolfellow Peter Auber, secretary to the East India Company, and the papers he prepared as tests of his ability were returned with the comment, Nothing superfluous and nothing wanting.
Peacock speaks as well in his own person as through his puppets; and his pithy wit and sense, combined with remarkable grace and accuracy of natural description, atone for the primitive simplicity of plot and character.
Peacocks works were collected, though not completely, and published in three volumes in 1875, at the expense of his friend and former protg, Sir Henry Cole, with an excellent memoir by his granddaughter Mrs Clarke, and a critical essay by Lord Houghton.
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 George Peacock -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
George Peacock (April 9, 1791 - November 8, 1858) was an (An Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the Commonwealth countries) English (A person skilled in mathematics) mathematician.
In 1812 Peacock took the rank of second wrangler, and the second Smith's prize, the senior wrangler being (English astronomer (son of William Herschel) who extended the catalogue of stars to the southern hemisphere and did pioneering work in photography (1792-1871)) John Herschel.
According to Peacock the form on the left is always to be equal to the form on the right, and the meanings of,, are to be found by interpretation.
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 George Peacock -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Peacock's principle may be stated thus: the elementary symbol of arithmetical algebra denotes a (Click link for more info and facts about digital) digital, i.e., an integer number; and every combination of elementary symbols must reduce to a digital number, otherwise it is impossible or foreign to the science.
Peacock's principle says that the form on the left side is equivalent to the form on the right side, not only when the said restrictions of being less are removed, but when,,, denote the most general algebraic symbol.
Peacock's principle would lead us to suppose that, and denoting quaternions; but that is just what Hamilton, the inventor of the quaternion generalization, denies.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/G/Ge/George_Peacock.htm   (3225 words)

  
 George Peacock: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about George Peacock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
George Peacock (April 9, 1791 - November 8, 1858), English mathematician was born at Thornton Hall, Denton, near Darlington.
Peacock powerfully aided the movement by publishing in 1820 A Collection of Examples of the Application of the Differential and Integral Calculus.
Peacock's original contributions to mathematical science were concerned chiefly with the philosophy of its first principles.
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 Analytical Society - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This was followed in 1817 by the introduction, by Peacock, of Leibnizian symbols in that year's examinations in the local senate-house.
George Peacock successfully encouraged a colleague, Richard Gwatkin of St John's College at Cambridge University, to adopt the new notation in his exams.
One was by George Peacock on differential and integral calculus; the other was by Herschel on the calculus of finite differences.
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 George Peacock - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Peacock's principle says that the form on the left side is equivalent to the form on the right side, not only when the said restrictions of being less are removed, but when a, b, c, d denote the most general algebraical symbol.
According to Peacock the form on the left is always to be equal to the form on the right, and the meanings of a, m, n are to be found by interpretation.
Peacock's principle would lead us to suppose that e^{m}e^{n} = e^{m+n}, m and n denoting quaternions; but that is just what Hamilton, the inventor of the quaternion generalization, denies.
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 Peacock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
George Peacock was educated at home by his father until he was 17 years old, then he attended a school in Richmond, Yorkshire (one of the nearest towns to Denton) to prepare for entering Cambridge.
While undergraduates Peacock, Herschel and Babbage planned to bring reforms to Cambridge and, in 1815, they formed the Analytical Society whose aims were to bring the advanced continental methods of calculus to Cambridge.
Peacock extended the rules of arithmetic using what he called the principle of the permanence of equivalent forms to give his symbolic algebra, so he was not as bold in practice as the abstract ideas for symbolic algebra which he gives in theory.
www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk /~history/Mathematicians/Peacock.html   (583 words)

  
 Saskatchewan Gen Web Project - SASKATCHEWAN AND ITS PEOPLE by JOHN HAWKES Vol 1II 1924
George was the eighth of their ten children, seven of whom are living.
Peacock was married in 1908 to Miss Ella M. Stephenson, a native of Lambton county, Ontario, and they have two children: Billie, a boy of twelve; and Nancy, aged ten.
Peacock is prominent in the women's societies of the Methodist church, of which she and Mr.
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 GEORGE PEACOCK - LoveToKnow Article on GEORGE PEACOCK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
While still an undergraduate he formed league with John Herschel and Charles Babbage, to conduct tb famous struggle of d-ism versus dot-age, which ended in th introduction into Cambridge of the continental notation in th infinitesimal calculus to the exclusion of the fluxional notatioi of Sir Isaac Newton.
A second great service was the publication in the British Association Reports for 1833 of his Report on the Recent Progress and Present State of certain branches of Analysis.
Modern mathematicians may find on reading this brilliant summary a good many dicta which they will call in question, but, whatever its defects may be, Peacocks report remains a work of permanent value.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /P/PE/PEACOCK_GEORGE.htm   (509 words)

  
 AboutDarwin.com - People of Note
George Peacock, a mathematics tutor at Cambridge University.
George Busk translated Herman Schaaffhausen's 1858 paper on the discovery of the skull of Neanderthal man which was recently found in a cave at Dusseldorf, Germany.
Peacock studied mathematics at Cambridge University and as an undergraduate he was friends with fellow students John Herschel and Charles Babbage.
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 George Edwards Peacock: Artist and forger - Media releases 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
As a practicing solicitor in London, the pressures of the profession led Peacock to commit a most serious crime — he was convicted of forging a power of attorney.
Peacock experienced the Harbour as an urban middle-class person, and his smooth, romantic depictions of the Harbour indicate how quickly the colonists felt at home in Sydney's environment.
George Edwards Peacock — Artist and forger is a free exhibition at the State Library of NSW, from 13 May to 27 October 2002.
www.sl.nsw.gov.au /media/2002/peacock.cfm   (369 words)

  
 George Bugelas, Peacock Ice Cream owner
George Christopher Bugelas was the kind of businessman who couldn't stand for his product not to be licked.
He closed Peacock Ice Cream Co. rather than let the business fall into the hands of anyone who couldn't match his taste, said his daughter Cleopatra Alexander of Evanston.
Peacock's Dairy Bar on the Lake had locations in Evanston, Glencoe and Wilmette.
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 ABC Radio National - Background Briefing: 23 April  1995  - Moura Mine Disaster
George Mason: Michael asked me how I wanted him to approach the subject at the start of the shift, and did I want him to summon all the men together and give them a rundown of the events that had transpired.
George Mason: That the panel had been sealed as a precautionary measure as a result of a number of observations that had been made.
Matt Peacock: What makes the tension in the town worse is the feeling by many of the men, the Deputies and even the rank and file miners, that they should have done more, that they should have spoken out about going down that night.
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Jonathan Peacock, Joseph S's father, settled in Grayson County before the Civil War as he and his family of the time were recorded in the 1860 census there.
He was accosted by Louis Peacock, a Unionist who had moved to Grayson County about 1858 and with the help of the federal authorities, Peacock started a feud which resulted in several killings, including Bob Lee, and continued until Peacock himself was slain at his home in 1871.
Louis Peacock was a wagon maker, and in the 1870 census Jonathan's occupation has changed from "farmer" in 1860, to "carpenter" in 1870.
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 Handbook of Texas Online: BOWEN, JOHN
John Bowen, merchant and city official was born Ralph William Peacock to one of the early families of Philadelphia.
Peacock served as an alderman in 1848-49, and after legally changing his name he served as city treasurer from 1849 to 1854, in 1856-57, and 1857-58.
George Peacock had left a widow and child, and John Bowen married the widow, Mary Elizabeth Peacock, in San Fernando Church on August 29, 1850.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/BB/fboxu.html   (550 words)

  
 Photo History - Richard and Dicey Cornwell Presley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
On April 7, 1923 she married George Washington Monroe Peacock, born 9 May 1898 in Alabama, the son of Millard Peacock and Sarah Worthen Peacock.
George Peacock died 4 November 1973 in Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana.
George W.M. Peacock and Georgia Mae Presley are the parents of Minnie Carender, the owner and submitter of these photographs.
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 Green-Moore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
George STROUDE was in court in Chester Co., PA on Sep. 12, 1694 "In behalfe of himselfe and Thomas Greene and John Green and Richard Moore" seeking to allow Thomas GREEN to purchase land.
George STROUDE was in court in Chester Co., PA on Sep. 12, 1694 "In behalfe of himselfe and Thomas Greene and John Green and Richard Moore" seeking to allow Thomas GREEN to purchase land, Thomas and John GREEN being brothers-in-law of Richard MOORE.
There is reason to believe that the union of George and Mary was not by her choice, she being no more than 15 years old at the time.
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 Charles Leski Auctions - Charles Leski to auction George Edwards Peacock’s views of early Sydney on 15 June 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In 1843, artist George Edwards Peacock (1806-1890) was commissioned by the owner of ‘Craigend’, a mansion in Darlinghurst, to paint six views of, and from, the house.
He was conditionally pardoned in 1845 and continued to work at the station for another ten years when it appears the station was discontinued and at which point he faded from the public record.
Peacock’s most active period was from 1843 to 1852.
www.leski.com.au /news/20050518/peacock.htm   (588 words)

  
 View Genealogy for George Washington Peacock (1841-1862)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
George Washington Peacock was born about 1841 in Wayne County, NC and died about 1862 in an unknown place.
Recorded as family #34: Stephen Peacock (age 35), Rose Ann (age 26), S.M. (age 12), A.E. (10), George W. (8), John W. (7), Marthey F. (5), Rhoda A. Both parents were born in North Carolina.
The four oldest children were born in Georgia and the last two children (who appear to be twins) were born in Florida.
www.littletownmart.com /family/Genealogy.asp?762   (305 words)

  
 George Edwards Peacock - Exhibitions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This exhibition displayed 33 paintings and prints by George Edwards Peacock, a little known but prolific, convict artist.
Oppressed by debt and a failing solicitor's practice, George Edwards Peacock forged a power of attorney in 1836.
The Library has conserved its extensive collection of Peacock's paintings for an exhibition which showcased — for the first time — the work of this talented, but little known, colonial artist.
www.sl.nsw.gov.au /exhibitions/peacock   (227 words)

  
 History of George R. & Mary (Mason) Peacock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The "PEACOCK IOWA PIONEERS HOMEPAGE" begins with " George and Mary." George and Mary were from England.
Some time in April 1857, mother Mary (Mason) Peacock died and was buried at the Rockdale Methodist Church Cemetery.
The ones found are his son and family { click below on George Jr.} It should also be noted that many of the headstones at this cemetery from that period are severely damaged since they seem to be made from sandstone.
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 References for Peacock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
H W Becher, Woodhouse, Babbage, Peacock, and modern algebra, Historia Math.
H M Pycior, George Peacock and the British origins of symbolical algebra, Historia Math.
M V Wilkes, Herschel, Peacock, Babbage and the development of the Cambridge curriculum, Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London 44 (1990), 205-219.
www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk /history/References/Peacock.html   (102 words)

  
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Mulder works on his grip, watching the Peacock brothers, who are watching them from the porch.) SCULLY: Compression marks indicate the shovel blade to be approximately six and three-quarters inches.
George drops the gun to the floor as he flies back, but quickly stands.
George throws a right hand, but Mulder ducks under it and jumps on his gun.
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PEACOCK George 1850 Oswald Kirk Greencroft & Langley
PEACOCK Margaret 1841 South Stockton Stockton On Tees
PEACOCK Mary 1853 South Stockton Stockton On Tees
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 Amazon.com: Books: The Crest of the Peacock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
When we hear that mathematics is both the most noble endeavor of our species and that it was born in Europe, we naturally tend to be suspicious.
Few writers could be as well-qualified to write about ancient math across the world as George Gheverghese Joseph, whose The Crest of the Peacock: Non-European Roots of Mathematics is a bright example of clear exposition and argument.
Though the topic might intimidate those averse to mathematics, history, non-Western cultures, or some combination thereof, the book is essential for any reader who seeks a clearer understanding of any one of those.
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