Joost b rgi: joost b rgi, mathematician who invented logarithms independently of the scottish mathematician john napier b rgi served as court watchmaker to duke wilhelm iv of hesse-kassel from 1579 to 1592 and worked in the royal observatory at kassel, where he developed geometrical and. Though john napier was a physicist, astronomer and astrologer, his most famous achievements were founded in his work as a mathematician. John napier invented the logarithm, which he named after the greek terms for expression (logos) and number (arithmos), in order to aid in computing the large numbers involved in astronomical calculations he spent much of his lifetime involved in devising [. John napier was a scottish mathematician who found lasting fame as the inventor of logarithms he also invented at least one war weapon his position as a member of the scottish nobility allowed him to more spend time on scientific research than would likely have been possible for a man of a. The scottish mathematician john napier (1550-1617) discovered logarithms and effectively introduced the modern notation of decimal fractions john napier, or neper, the son of sir archibald napier, was born at merchiston castle near edinburgh.
Caricature of the scottish mathematician and inventor of logarithms john napier (1550- 1617) napier pursued mathematics as a hobby, being more interested in religious controversy in his long study of imaginary roots he developed decimal notation in addition to a set of logarithms for this he. A biography of john napier the scottish mathematician john napier was a scottish mathematician who was born in merchiston castle in edinburgh in the year 1550. John napier (1550 - april 4, 1617) was a scottish mathematician he is most remembered as the inventor of logarithms, of napier's bones or napier's rods and of the decimal point. Biography john napier natural invented logarithms scottish inventors top 10 scottish inventors biography science math mathematics physics business chemistry news pictures.
John napier was a scottish scholar who is best known for his invention of logarithms, but other mathematical contributions include a mnemonic for formulas used in solving spherical triangles and two formulas known as napier's analogies go to the full mactutor biography. John napier of merchistoun (1550 in 1571, napier returned to scotland, and the following year married elizabeth stirling, daughter of scottish mathematician james stirling (1692-1770), and bought a castle at gartnes john napier biography. John napier: john napier, scottish mathematician and theological writer who originated the concept of logarithms as a mathematical device to aid in calculations at the age of 13, napier entered the university of st andrews, but his stay appears to have been short, and he left. John napier of merchistoun (1550 in 1571, napier returned to scotland, and the following year married elizabeth stirling, daughter of scottish mathematician james stirling (1692-1770), and bought a castle at gartnes john napier mactutor biography. Giambattista riccioli named many features on the moon after scientists 1 as - a biography of john napier a scottish mathematician part two (1600 - 1899) prince charles edward stewart you will find in these chronology pages the precise dates of over 700 historical events which took place over.
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John napier (1550-1617), the inventor of logarithms, was born at merchiston near edinburgh in 1550, and was the eighth napier of merchiston, the first napier of merchiston, alexander napare, acquired the merchiston estate before the year 1438, from james i of scotland. John napier was a famous scottish mathematician who is best known for his invention of logarithms which are used to help with mathematical calculations. Logarithm tables napier died in 1617 the first tables of logarithms were published independently by scottish mathematician john napier in 1614 and swiss mathematician justus byrgius in 1620. John napier has gone down in history as the scottish mathematician who invented logarithms (1614) and 'napier's bones' memoirs of john napier of merchiston, his lineage, life, and times, with a history of the invention of logarithms. John napier (1550-1617) was the scottish mathematician who invented logarithms, the decimal point, and the math tool napier's bones.