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Robins, Benjamin


Mathematician and father of the art of gunnery, born in Bath, SW England, UK. A teacher of mathematics in London, he carried out experiments on the air resistance of projectiles, studied fortification, and invented the ballistic pendulum, which for the first time allowed the measurement of muzzle velocities. His New Principles of Gunnery (1742) laid the groundwork for modern field-artillery.

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