Mathematician:John Napier

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Mathematician

Scots mathematician famous for his development of natural logarithms.


Nationality

Scottish


History

  • Born: 1550, Merchiston Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Died: 4 April 1617, Edinburgh, Scotland


Theorems and Definitions

Results named for John Napier can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for John Napier can be found here.


Publications

  • 1593: Plaine Discovery of the Whole Revelation of St. John
  • 1614: Mirifici logarithmorum canonis descriptio (in which natural logarithms appear)
  • 1617: Rabdologiae (in which Napier's Bones are described)


Also known as

John Napier's name is spelt variously as Jhone, and Napeir, Nepair, Nepeir, Neper, Napare, Naper, Naipper.


Sources