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The Royal Naval College

The Royal Naval College

Mann, Tony (2019) The Royal Naval College. In: Flood, Raymond, Mann, Tony and Croarken, Mary, (eds.) Mathematics at the Meridian: The History of Mathematics at Greenwich. Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing . CRC Press, Florida, USA, pp. 105-117. ISBN 978-0367362720

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Abstract

The Royal Naval College moved from Portsmouth to Greenwich in 1873. This chapter looks at the early controversy over the mathematics curriculum at the Royal Naval College, and at those who were employed as professors and instructors during the lifetime of the College at Greenwich. Some, like Louis Milne-Thomson, were distinguished mathematicians; some, like Charles Godfrey and Richard Wormell, were known for their contributions to mathematics education; while others made their names in other fields, like John Knox Laughton who was to become a significant naval historian.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: history, mathematics, education, Royal Naval College
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2019 13:24
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/26177

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