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Oxford FiguresEight Centuries of the Mathematical Sciences$
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John Fauvel, Raymond Flood, and Robin Wilson

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199681976

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681976.001.0001

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Mathematical instruments

Mathematical instruments

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(p.75) Chapter 3 Mathematical instruments
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Willem Hackmann

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681976.003.0004

In this chapter we describe a wide range of practical mathematical instruments used in Oxford during the 16th and 17th centuries: these include sundials, astrolabes, quadrants, armillary spheres, nocturnals, and theodolites. Among the mathematical practitioners and instrument-makers were Nicolas Kratzer, Edmund Gunter, Humphrey Cole, Elias Allen, and John Prujean.

Keywords:   16th-century Oxford, 17th-century Oxford, 16th-century mathematical instruments, 17th-century mathematical instruments, astrolabe, quadrant, armillary sphere

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