William Moore (British mathematician)

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William Moore (fl. 1806 – c. 1823[1]) was a British mathematician and early contributor to rocket theory[citation needed]. He worked at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. His 1813 Treatise was the first exposition of rocket mechanics based on Newton's third law of motion. Little is known of his life, because many relevant historical documents were destroyed by German bombing in World War II[citation needed].


  • A Treatise on the Doctrine of Fluxations (1811)
  • Treatise on the Motion of Rockets [and] an Essay on Naval Gunnery (1813)

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