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Peter Barlow (mathematician)

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Peter Barlow (13 October 1776 – 1 March 1862) was an English mathematician and physicist. Work in mathematics In 1801, Barlow was appointed assistant mathematics master at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, and retained this post until 1847. He contributed articles on mathematics to The Ladies' Diary as well as publishing books such as:
  • An Elementary Investigation of the Theory of Numbers (1811);
  • A New Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary (1814); and
  • New Mathematical Tables (1814). The latter became known as Barlow's Tables and gives squares, cubes, square roots, cube roots, and reciprocals of all integer numbers from 1 to 10,000. These tables were regularly reprinted until 1965
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