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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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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 / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences (CMS)
Faculty of Engineering & Science
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2022 13:06

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