Edward Waring

Infobox Scientist
name = Edward Waring
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birth_date = 1736
birth_place = Old Heath, Shropshire, England
death_date = death date and age|1798|08|15|1736|01|01
death_place = Pontesbury, Shropshire, England
nationality = United Kingdom
field = Mathematics
work_institutions = University of Cambridge
alma_mater = Magdalene College, Cambridge
doctoral_advisor =
doctoral_students = John Wilson
known_for = Waring's problem
Waring's prime number conjecture
influences =
influenced =
prizes = Copley Medal in 1784

Edward Waring (1736 – August 15, 1798) was an English mathematician who was born in Old Heath (near Shrewsbury), Shropshire, England and died in Pontesbury, Shropshire, England.

He entered Magdalene College, Cambridge as a sizar and became Senior wrangler in 1757.He was elected a Fellow of Magdalene and in 1760 Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, holding the chair until his death.

He made the assertion known as Waring's Problem without proof in his writings "Meditationes Algebraicae".

Waring was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1763 and awarded the Copley Medal in 1784.

ee also

* Lagrange polynomial
* Waring's prime number conjecture
* Waring's problem

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