Pierre Vernier (Mathematiker)

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Pierre Vernier (born 19 August 1580 at Ornans in Franche-Comté; † 14 September 1637 ibid) was a French mathematician, mint director of Burgundy, commander of Ornans Castle, and advisor to the King of Spain

Vernier worked primarily as a fortification engineer. In 1631, he published a paper in Brussels in which he presented his invention of the Vernier scale, called vernier in German; with its help, length and angle measurements could be made more accurately than before


  • La construction, l’usage et les proprietes du quadrant, nouveau de mathematiques (Brussels 1631).

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