Thomas Baxter (mathematician)

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Thomas Baxter (fl. 1733), was a pseudo-mathematician.

Baxter was the author of The Circle squared, (1732). Starting from the assumption that ‘if the diameter of a circle be unity or one, the circumference of that circle will be 3.0625,’ the writer deduces some fourteen problems relative to circles. With more brevity, he treats of the cone and ellipse.


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain"Baxter, Thomas (fl.1732)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.