CRAIG, JOHN, an eminent
mathematician, flourished at the end of the 17th and the
beginning of the 18th centuries. The only circumstance known
respecting his life is, that he was vicar of Gillingham in Dorsetshire.
The following list of his writings is given in Watt’s Bibliotheca
Britannica – "Methodus figurarum, lineis rectis et curvis
comprehensarum: quadraturas determinandi. London, 1685, 4to. –
Iraetatus Mathematicus, de figurarum curvilinearum, &c. et locis
geometricis. London, 1692, 1693, 4 to. – Theologiae Christianae
Principia Mathematica. London, 1699, 4 to. Reprinted, Leipsic, 1755. –
De Calculo fluentium, lib. ii. et de optica analytica, lib. ii. London,
1718, 4 to. – The quantity of the Logarithmic Curve; translated from
the Latin, Phil. Trans. Abr. Iv. 318, 1698. – Quantity of Figures
geometrically irrational. Ib. 202, 1697. – Letter containing solutions
of two Problems: 1, on the solid of Least Resistance; 2. the Curve of
Quickest Descent. Ib, 542, 1701. – Specimen of determining the
Quadrature of Figures Ib. v. 24, 1703. – Solution of Bernouilli’s
Problem. Ib. 90, 1704. – Of the length of Curve Lines. Ib. 406, 1708.
– Method of making Logarithms. Ib. 609, 1710. – Description of the
head of a monstrous Calf. Ib. 668, 1712."
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