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In he was made reader of the physical lecture founded by Thomas Linacre ; he would also read some of the mathematical lectures as well. During this period, he took an interest in navigation and astronomy, collaborating with Edward Wright.
Inhe became first professor of Geometry in the recently founded Gresham CollegeLondon ; where he taught geometryastronomy and navigation.
He would lecture there for nearly 23 years, and would make Gresham college a center of English mathematics, from which he would notably support the new ideas of Johannes Kepler. He was a friend of Christopher Heydonthe writer on astrology, though Briggs himself rejected astrology for religious reasons.
Briggs was active in many areas, and his advice in astronomy, surveying, navigation, and other activities like mining was frequently sought. Briggs in invested in the London Companyand he had two sons: Henry, who later emigrated to Virginia, and Thomas, who remained in England. The following year he again visited for a similar purpose.
During these conferences the alteration proposed by Briggs was agreed upon; and on his return from his second visit to Edinburgh, inhe published the first chiliad of his logarithms.
In he was appointed Savilian professor of geometry at Oxfordand resigned his professorship of Gresham College in July Soon after his settlement at Oxford he was incorporated master of arts. The tract is notorious today as the origin of the cartographic myth of California as an Island.
In it Briggs stated he had seen a map that had been brought from Holland that showed California Island. In his Arithmetica Logarithmica, in folio, a work containing the logarithms of thirty thousand natural numbers to fourteen decimal placesand 90, toThis table was later extended by Adriaan Vlacqbut to 10 places, and by Alexander John Thompson to 20 places in Briggs was one of the first to use finite-difference methods to compute tables of functions.
Briggs discovered, in a somewhat concealed form and without proof, the binomial theorem. Dr Smith, in his Lives of the Gresham Professors, characterizes him as a man of great probity, a condemner of riches, and contented with his own station, preferring a studious retirement to all the splendid circumstances of life.
Some other works, as his Commentaries on the Geometry of Peter Ramus, and Remarks on the Treatise of Longomontanus respecting the Quadrature of the Circle have not been published.BibMe Free Bibliography & Citation Maker - MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard.
Biographical Notes on Henry Briggs ( - ). This introduction is related mainly to the professional life of Henry Briggs, and in particular to his work in table production.
Biographical Notes on Henry Briggs ( - ). 1. Introduction. This introduction is related mainly to the professional life of Henry Briggs, and in particular to his work in table production.
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If you'd like to add a new text, please review Help:Adding texts. Works by this . With Henry, I remember the moment really well. He was about 5 months old and I was standing in the kitchen pouring a glass of water from the filter pitcher.