To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

4,5
Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.
.
Leo
Newton
Brights
Milds

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Samuel Vince
Samuel Vince
Old man sits, reading by lamplight
Vince at Cambridge

Samuel Vince (6 April 1749 – 28 November 1821) was an English clergyman, mathematician and astronomer at the University of Cambridge.

YouTube Encyclopedic

  • 1/1
    Views:
    1 316
  • ✪ Contra Diagoras54 Part 4

Transcription

Contents

Life

He was born in Fressingfield. The son of a plasterer, Vince was admitted as a sizar to Caius College, Cambridge in 1771.[1] In 1775 he was Senior Wrangler, and Winner of the Smith Prize at Cambridge. Migrating to Sidney Sussex College in 1777, he gained his M.A. in 1778 and was ordained a clergyman in 1779.[1]

He was awarded the Copley Medal in 1780 and was Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy at Cambridge from 1796 until his death. He became Archdeacon of Bedford in 1809, and died in Ramsgate.[1]

Works

As a mathematician, Vince wrote on many aspects of his expertise, including logarithms and imaginary numbers. His Observations on the Theory of the Motion and Resistance of Fluids[2] and Experiments upon the Resistance of Bodies Moving in Fluids[3] had later importance to aviation history. He was also author of the influential A Complete System of Astronomy (3 vols. 1797-1808).

Vince also published the pamphlet The Credibility of Christianity Vindicated, In Answer to Mr. Hume's Objections; In Two Discourses Preached Before the University of Cambridge by the Rev. S. Vince. In this work, Vince made an apology of the Christian religion and, like Charles Babbage, sought to present rational arguments in favor of the belief in miracles, against David Hume's criticism. A review of this work with direct quotations can be found in The British Critic, Volume 12, 1798.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Samuel Vince (VN771S)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. ^ Vince, Samuel (1795). "The Bakerian Lecture. Observations on the Theory of the Motion and Resistance of Fluids; With a Description of the Construction of Experiments, in Order to Obtain Some Fundamental Principles. By the Rev. Samuel Vince, A. M. F. R. S.". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. 85: 24–45. doi:10.1098/rstl.1795.0004. JSTOR 106943.
  3. ^ Vince, Samuel (1798). "The Bakerian Lecture. Experiments upon the Resistance of Bodies Moving in Fluids. By the Rev. Samuel Vince, A. M. F. R. S. Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy in the University of Cambridge". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. 88: 1–14. doi:10.1098/rstl.1798.0002. JSTOR 106967.
  4. ^ The British Critic, Volume 12 (1798). F. and C. Rivington. pp. 258-263.

External links

This page was last edited on 5 October 2019, at 14:01
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.