# Mathematician:Nathaniel Bowditch

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## Mathematician

American mathematician best known for his work on ocean navigation.

## Nationality

American

## History

- Born: 26 March 1773 in Salem, Massachusetts, USA
- Died: 16 March 1838 in Boston, USA

## Theorems and Definitions

- Bowditch Curve, also known as Lissajous Figure or Lissajous-Bowditch Figure, for Jules Antoine Lissajous

## Publications

- 1802:
*The American Practical Navigator*

## Sources

- John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson: "Nathaniel Bowditch": MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

- 1991: David Wells:
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