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Brooklyn taylor


Brooklyn taylor born on August 18, 1685 in Edmonton, Middlesex, England, and died on December 29, 1731 in London, England. He added mathematics to a new branch now called the "calculus of finite differences," invented piecewise integration, and discovered the famous formula known as Taylor's expansion, of which importance remained unrecognized until 1772, when Lagrange proclaimed this as the basic principle of differential calculus.

In 1708 Taylor produced a solution to the oscillation center problem, which was unheard of until 1714, resulting in a priority dispute with Johann Bernoulli.

Taylor also invented the basic principles of perspective in Linear Perspective (1715). Along with new principles of linear perspective the first general treatise of missing points is determined.

Taylor reports on an experiment to discover the law of magnetic attraction (1715) and an improved method for approximating the roots of an equation, giving a new method for computing logarithms (1717).

Taylor was elected a member of Royal society in 1712 and was appointed that year to the committee to judge Newton and Leibniz's claims to invent the calculus.