Colin McLaurin

Colin McLaurin (1698 - 1746)

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Mr Colin McLaurin
Born in Kilmodan, Argyll, Scotlandmap
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Died in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 11 Oct 2017
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Colin McLaurin is Notable.


Colin was born in 1698. He was the son of John McLaurin and Mary Cameron. He passed away in 1746. [1]

He was a Scottish mathematician who made important contributions to geometry and algebra. The Maclaurin series, a special case of the Taylor series, is named after him. Maclaurin was born in Kilmodan, Argyll. His father, Reverend and Minister of Glendaruel John Maclaurin, died when Maclaurin was in infancy, and his mother died before he reached nine years of age. He was then educated under the care of his uncle, the Reverend Daniel Maclaurin, minister of Kilfinan.


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Examples of MacLaurin series
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