Born 1734, in Old Heath, near Shrewsbury; died Aug. 15, 1798, in Plealey, Pontesbury. British mathematician.
Waring was a professor at Cambridge University from 1760 and a member of the London Royal Society from 1763. His principal works deal with algebra (symmetrical functions, the theory of resolvents, and so on), the theory of algebraic curves, and the theory of numbers. His posing (1770) of the so-called Waring problem is especially important for the theory of numbers.
REFERENCEWieleitner, H. Istoriia matematiki ot Dekarta do serediny 19 stoletiia, 2nd ed. Moscow, 1966. (Translated from German.)