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Woodhouse, Robert

Born: 1773 AD
Died: 1827 AD, at 54 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Astronomers, Mathematicians


1773 - Born in April 28th. Robert Woodhouse was the eighth occupant of the Lucasian Professorship of Mathematics at Cambridge University.

1795 - He was senior wrangler at Caius College, Cambridge when he was awarded his B.A.

         - Was the winner of the Smith's Prize.

1798 - His M.A. was awarded and he was elected a fellow.

1802 - He was elected to the Royal Society.

1803-1808 - He was a moderator for the Senate House mathematics examinations for the years.

         - Woodhouse's publication of  Principles of Analytical Calculation was the first publication in England to use the differential notation that had become common on the European continent.

1809 - Published his book, Elements of Trigonometry.

1810 - Woodhouse's publication of The Calculus of Variations.

1813 - His major work was in the writing of texts on pure mathematics that helped to inspire the Analytic Society by influencing students like Charles Babbage and George Peacock.

1820 - At Cambridge, he was elected to the Lucasian professorship, but held the chair for only two years.

1822 - He took the Plumian Chair of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy at Cambridge.

         - Woodhouse was the first superintendent of the Cambridge astronomical library.

1827 - Died on December 23rd.


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