CRAIG, JOHN, an eminent
mathematician, flourished at the end of the 17^{th} and the
beginning of the 18^{th} 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." |