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Maclaurin, Colin

[muhklorin]

(1698--1746)

Mathematician, born in Kilmodan, Argyll and Bute, W Scotland, UK. He studied at Glasgow, became professor at Aberdeen (1717), and in 1725 was appointed to the chair of mathematics at Edinburgh. His best-known work, Treatise on Fluxions (1742) gave a systematic account of Newton's approach to the calculus, taking a geometric point of view rather than the analytical one used in mainland Europe.


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