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  Isaac Barrow - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
ISAAC BARROW (1630-1677), English mathematician and divine, was the son of Thomas Barrow, a linen-draper in London, belonging to an old Suffolk and Cambridgeshire family.
In July 1662 he was elected professor of geometry in Gresham College, on the recommendation of Dr John Wilkins, master of Trinity College and afterwards bishop of Chester; and in May 1663 he was chosen a fellow of the Royal Society, at the first election made by the council after obtaining their charter.
Upon quitting his professorship Barrow was only a fellow of Trinity College; but his uncle gave him a small sinecure in Wtles, and Dr Seth Ward, bishop of Salisbury, conferred upon him a prebend in that church.
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 Barrow biography
Barrow studied arithmetic, geometry and optics and, like all students of the time, was encouraged not to specialise in a subject such as mathematics before graduating.
Barrow was considered to be the ring leader of a group of royalists from 1648.
Barrow was an obvious choice for this position and he relinquished the Greek chair for the mathematics because, he explained, of his greater interest in mathematics than Greek, because less work was involved, and that it had always been his intention to hold the Greek chair temporarily.
www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk /Biographies/Barrow.html   (2415 words)

 §4. Isaac Barrow: his Sermons and his Treatise "On the Pope’s Supremacy". XII. Divines of the Church of ...
Isaac Barrow: his Sermons and his Treatise "On the Pope’s Supremacy".
A greater writer than any of these, Isaac Barrow, lived only to be fortyseven, but rose to the mastership of Trinity college, Cambridge, and left a mark of originality upon the theology of his age.
Barrow, with similar experience abroad, and knowledge of the Greek church to confirm his resistance to Rome, saw that a period of acute controversy was imminent in England.
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 Mike Woods   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Isaac Barrow is considered by many to be one of the foremost contributors to the field of Calculus.
Isaac Barrow was born in 1630 in London, England.
Barrow was then appointed as Royal Chaplain to Charles II at Salisbury in 16 70 and in 1673 Charles II awarded him the Mastership of Trinity.
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 Isaac Barrow
Barrow was born in London England in October 1630, and died on May 4, 1677 in London England.
Barrow was a small, wiry, blunt man, and had excellent health, until he ended his own life by a drug overdose at age 47.
Isaac Barrow played a big impact on Math and Science and is an original, but had a hard time keeping his name clean, because of his beliefs and large mouth.
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 Isaac Barrow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Barrow was also appointed as the Gresham Professor of Geometry in 1662, which carried little in the way of responsibilities, so it did not interfere with his other activities.
Barrow was the first to develop the concept of oblique pencils to describe the path of light.
Barrow thought that Lutherans were incorrect in their belief in consubstantiation and that Catholics were incorrect in the belief in transubstantiation.
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 Barrow, Isaac   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Barrow was born in London and studied at Cambridge, where he was professor of mathematics 1663-69.
To Barrow is due the credit for two original contributions: the method of finding the point of refraction at a plane interface, and his point construction of the diacaustic of a spherical interface.
Barrow's mathematical importance is slight, the Lectiones Mathematicae 1669 being marred by his insistence that algebra be separated from geometry and his desire to relegate algebra to a subsidiary branch of logic.
www.cartage.org.lb /en/themes/Biographies/MainBiographies/B/Barrow/1.html   (119 words)

 Isaac Barrow Biography
Isaac Barrow (1630 - May 4, 1677) was an English mathematician who is generally given minor credit for his role in the development of modern calculus; in particular, for his work regarding the tangent; for example, Barrow is given credit for being the first to calculate the tangents of the kappa curve.
The geometrical focus of a point seen by reflexion or refraction is defined; and it is explained that the image of an object is the locus of the geometrical foci of every point on it.
Fermat had observed that the tangent at a point P on a curve was determined if one other point besides P on it were known; hence, if the length of the subtangent MT could be found (thus determining the point T), then the line TP would be the required tangent.
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 Isaac Barrow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Barrow received an MA from Cambridge in 1652, and was a student of James Duport who played the the equivalent mentorship role as a doctoral advisor.
Duport was a classicist, and Barrow really learned his mathematics by working under Gilles Personne de Roberval in Paris and Vincenzio Viviani in Florence.
Statue of Isaac Barrow in the chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge
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 The Galileo Project
Thomas Barrow was a linen-draper with connections with the court.
Barrow dedicated his Euclid (1656) to three fellow-commoners of Trinity: Edward Cecil (son of the Earl of Salisbury), John Knatchbull (heir of Sir Norton K.), and Francis Willughby.
In Barrow's appointment as Master, the Duke of Buckingham and Archbishop Sheldon were pivotal.
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 matematicos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Barrow desarrollo un método de determinación de tangentes que encierran aproximados métodos de cálculo, fue el primero en reconocer que la integración y la diferenciación son operaciones inversas.
Barrow pronto renuncia a la enseñanza de geometría para servir como el primer profesor lucraciano de matemáticas en Cambridge desde 1663 a 1669.
Barrow magnánimamente en 1669 se resignó a que su propio alumno Newton se ocupó de la enseñanza lucasiana.
www.mat.usach.cl /histmat/html/barr.html   (323 words)

 Isaac Barrow - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre
Isaac Barrow (Londres, 1630 - id., 4 de mayo,1677) fue un teólogo, profesor y matemático inglés al que históricamente se le ha dado menos mérito en su papel en el desarrollo del cálculo moderno.
Barrow empezó el colegio en Charterhouse (donde era tan agresivo y combativo que se cuenta que su padre rezaba a Dios para pedirle que, si algún día tuviera que llevarse a alguno de sus hijos, se llevara a Isaac).
Barrow como hombre fue en todos los aspectos digno de sus grandes talentos, aunque tuvo una gran vena excéntrica.
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 Sermons on Evil-Speaking
Isaac Barrow was born in London in 1630.
Isaac Barrow was then a young man of four-and-twenty, with the courage of his opinions in politics and in church questions, which were not the opinions of those in power.
Barrow resigned because he feared that the duties of the mathematical chair drew his thoughts too much from the duties of the pulpit, towards the full performance of which he had desired all studies to be aids.
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 Before Newton - Cambridge University Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Barrow is remembered today--if at all--only as Sir Isaac Newton's mentor and patron, but he in fact made important contributions to the disciplines of optics and geometry.
In addition to providing a biographical study of Barrow, it explores the intimate connections among his scientific, philological, and religious worldviews in an attempt to convey the complexity of the seventeenth-century culture that gave rise to Isaac Barrow, a breed of polymath that would become increasingly rare with the advent of modern science.
Isaac Barrow: divine, scholar, mathematician Mordechai Feingold; 2.
www.cup.cam.ac.uk /catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521306949   (230 words)

 Isaac Newton
When Isaac was three, his mother married a wealthy elderly clergyman from the next village, and went to live there, leaving Isaac behind with his grandmother.
Isaac paid his way through college for the first three years by waiting tables and cleaning rooms for the fellows (faculty) and the wealthier students.
His friend and mentor Isaac Barrow communicated these discoveries to a London mathematician, but only after some weeks would Newton allow his name to be given.
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 The Life and Work of Isaac Newton at a Glance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Barrow retires as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics to become chaplain to Charles II and recommends Newton to succeed him, which he does on 19/29 Oct. Barrow and the mathematician and publisher John Collins urge Newton to publish his work on calculus, but he is reluctant.
At Barrow's request, Newton prepares the former's Lectiones opticæ; (Optical Lectures) for the press, despite being well aware that his own unpublished optical discoveries are far in advance of Barrow's and contradict many of his conclusions.
Barrow persuades Newton to allow him to demonstrate the telescope to the Royal Society, where it causes a sensation.
www.newtonproject.ic.ac.uk /bio.html   (3510 words)

 Trinity College Cambridge - Arms of Isaac Barrow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Isaac Barrow, the first Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, was Master of the college from 1673 to 1677 and was the moving force behind the building of the Wren Library.
All those on the West side of the library are versions of the arms of the Duke of Somerset who gave five hundred pounds to the appeal for funds to construct the library.
Barrow's are on the East side, between those of John Pearson, Master 1662-73 and John Montagu, Master 1683-1700.
www.trin.cam.ac.uk /index.php?pageid=499   (162 words)

 Bibliography for Isaac Barrow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Isaac Barrow, Theologian and Scientist: A Case Study of the Impact of the `Scientific Revolution'.
Isaac Barrow's academic milieu: Interregnum and Restoration Cambridge.
Huygens and Barrow, Newton and Hooke: Pioneers in Mathematical Analysis and Catastrophe Theory from Evolvents to Quasicrystals.
www.lucasianchair.org /barrow-bib.html   (229 words)

 The Life of Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
In 1664 Isaac Barrow, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge, examined Newton's understanding of Euclid and found it sorely lacking.
Barrow, himself a gifted mathematician, had yet to appreciate Newton's genius.
The duties of this appointment offered Newton the opportunity to organize the results of his earlier optical researches, and in 1672, shortly after his election to the Royal Society, he communicated his first public paper, a brilliant but no less controversial study on the nature of color.
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 ISAAC BARROW (1630-1677) - Online Information article about ISAAC BARROW (1630-1677)
BARROW (from A.S. beorh, a mount or hillock)
ISAAC (Hebrew for " he laughs," on explanatory references to the name, see ABRAHAM)
Upon quitting his professorship Barrow was only a fellow of Trinity College; but his uncle gave him a small See also:
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 isaac_barrow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
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 Barrow, Isaac - MathWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
English mathematician and theologian who published in his Lectiones geometricae (1670 AD, Geometrical lectures) a method of finding tangents similar to that now used in differential calculus.
Barrow himself never developed the method- in his book he wrote that it is published in an appendix ‘on the advice of a friend’.
The friend, Isaac Newton, was later recommended by Barrow as his successor to the Lucasian chair of mathematics at Cambridge.
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 AllRefer.com - Isaac Barrow (Mathematics, Biography) - Encyclopedia
His method of finding tangents prefigured the differential calculus developed by Isaac Newton.
Barrow became master of Trinity College in 1672 and vice chancellor of Cambridge in 1675.
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 Barrow, Isaac - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Find newspaper and magazine articles plus images and maps related to "Barrow, Isaac" at HighBeam.
The Scientific Revolution Reshapes the World: Sir Isaac Newton.(biographical details of the English scientist-mathematician)
The Newtonian Moment: Isaac Newton and the Making of Modern Culture.(Book review)
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This could be justified either in grounds of getting profit of a risky inversion or just as an intent to avoid damage to the books during the expected restoration process.
In 1659 Isaac Barrow, cleric, translator of Euclid, expert mathematician and lector of Greek, visited Constantinople libraries asking for readings about "the liturgy of St John Chrysostom ".
We have not got any other reference of this visit, perhaps due to Barrow losing his entire luggage in a fire at Venice some years later.
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 Isaac Barrow Text - Physics Forums Library
And you say what if Barrow, Newton's teacher, who indeed WAS in Constantinople and read some Christian manuscripts there actually saw Archimedes method of calculus and imparted some of those ideas to Newton.
Barrow theorem is not very explicit about all these issues.
Regretly it was published earlier than Newton/Leibnitz Calculus, and never retouched; Barrow got completely involved in church matters, avoiding further work in mathematics.
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