Henry Briggs

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Briggs, Henry,

1561–1630, English mathematician. He was the first professor of geometry at Gresham College, London (1596–1619), and Savilian professor of astronomy at Oxford (from 1619). After publication of NapierNapier, John
, 1550–1617, Scottish mathematician and theologian. He invented logarithms and wrote Mirifici logarithmorum canonis descriptio (1614), containing the first logarithmic table and the first use of the word logarithm.
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[Gr.,=relation number], number associated with a positive number, being the power to which a third number, called the base, must be raised in order to obtain the given positive number.
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 in 1614, Briggs suggested that the logarithms be tabulated to the base 10, and Napier agreed to the alteration. Briggs wrote Arithmetica logarithmica (1624), a work containing logarithmic tables for 30,000 natural numbers to 14 places. His logarithms are known today as common logarithms.
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Name: Henry Briggs Title: Partner at Haines Watts, Birmingham Email: fhbriggs@hwca.
Napier was also noted for his staunch anti-Catholic beliefs and his relations with his mathematical and scientific peers Henry Briggs, Johannes Kepler, and Tycho Brahe.
Henry Briggs, senior partner at the Birmingham office of Haines Watts, said: "The headline figures reveal that whilst employment and the number of hours worked have actually been rising, output has either been flat or has fallen.
Henry Briggs, spokesman for Industrial Leaders said several machine shops on the site have improved their machining capabilities by adding new facilities earning recognition by the ILG.
Napier later worked with Henry Briggs to develop the logarithms that we use today.
Since several important English mathematicians, such as Hariot, Henry Briggs, and John Dee, were involved in these explorations and their mapping, Alexander draws a connection between the discourse and their innovative mathematical work.
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Henry Briggs, an adviser to owner-managed businesses, said the predicted move would backfire on the UK economy at a later date.
Many who pioneered these researches such as Henry Briggs, Edward Gunther, and Henry Gellibrand, went on to become professors at Gresham College, and work done at Gresham was instrumental in developing the theory associated with the magnetic compass which was supposed to aid voyages in search of the Northwest Passage.
Expert: Henry Briggs Title: Partner, Haines Watts Birmingham Base: Sterling House, 71 Francis Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 8SP Contact: 0121 456 1613 Email: fhbriggs@hwca.
In previous years, those who did not owe money were not fined if they did not submit a return by the deadline," said Henry Briggs, senior partner at the Birmingham office of Haines Watts.