Pierre Vernier (Mathematiker)
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).
- John J. O’Connor, Edmund F. Robertson:Pierre Vernier (mathematician). In MacTutor History of Mathematics archive.
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||french mathematician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||19. August 1580|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Ornans in Burgundy|
|STERBEDATUM||14. September 1637|
|DESTINATION||Ornans in Burgundy|