TITLE

Stevin, Simon

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Stevin, Simon (1548-1620), a Dutch mathematician and engineer, promoted the use of decimal fractions and decimal systems of measurement. In his book De Deursichtighe, Stevin introduced methods that although still cumbersome paved the way toward the simpler methods of calculus. Some of his theories, including the determination of the center of gravity, predated Galileo's discoveries.
ACCESSION #
37309699

 

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