Person: Gregory (2), James


James Gregory was a Scottish scientist and first Regius Professor of Mathematics at St Andrews who described the first practical reflecting telescope. He worked on using infinite convergent series to find the areas of the circle and hyperbola.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born November 1638, Drumoak (near Aberdeen), Scotland. Died October 1675, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Ancient Greek, Ancient Indian, Astronomy, Geometry, Origin Scotland, Number Theory, Physics, Puzzles And Problems, Special Numbers And Numerals

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive