Isaac Barrow

1630 - 1677

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Isaac Barrow was an English mathematician who developed a method of determining tangents that closely approached the methods of calculus, and he was first to recognise that integration and differentiation are inverse operations.
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List of References (20 books/articles)

Some Quotations (7)

A Poster of Isaac Barrow

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Aubrey's Brief Lives entry

Honours awarded to Isaac Barrow
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Fellow of the Royal Society1663
Lucasian Professor 1664
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Biography in Aubrey's Brief Lives


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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
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  3. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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