William Jones (mathematician)

William Jones (mathematician)
1675 - 1749

William Jones (mathematician)  Welsh Scientist


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First Name William
Last Name Jones
Birthday 30th November, 1674
Died 3rd July, 1749
Nationality Welsh
Occupation Scientist

William Jones, FRS (1675 – 3 July 1749) was a Welsh mathematician, most noted for his proposal for the use of the symbol p (the Greek letter pi) to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. He was a close friend of Sir Isaac Newton and Sir Edmund Halley. In November, 1711 he became a Fellow of the Royal Society, and was later its Vice-President.

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