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Research Interests

History of mathematics, history of the calculus, the mathematics of Brook Taylor,
mathematics in antiquity, the physical sciences in the 17th and 18th centuries,
women in mathematics and science, scientific education and institutions

Selected Publications

Brook Taylor and the Method of Increments

Archive for History of Exact Sciences 34 (1985): pp. 1-140

The Center of Oscillation versus the Textbook Writers of the Early l8th Century

From Ancient Omens to Statistical Mechanics: Essays on the Exact Sciences Presented to Asger Aaboe , ed. by J.L. Berggren and B. R. Goldstein ,
Acta Historica Scientiarum Naturalium et Medicinalium 39 (1987): 193-202

Bernoulli and Taylor Families Bury the Hatchet

History of Science Society Newsletter (October 1990): 19

The fragmentation of the European mathematical community

The investigation of difficult things: Essays on Newton and the history of the exact sciences in honour of D. T. Whiteside, pp. 383-397, ed.
by Harman and Shapiro, Cambridge University Press, 1992

Infinite series and solutions of ordinary differential equations, 1670-1770

Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences, Vol. I, pp. 504-519, ed. by Grattan-Guinness, Routledge Press, 1994

Brook Taylor

New Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004