Hind, John (DNB00)

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HIND, JOHN (1796–1866), mathematician, born in Cumberland in 1796, entered St. John's College, Cambridge, as a sizar, on 2 Feb. 1813, but was elected to a scholarship in 1815. He graduated B.A. in 1818 as second wrangler and second Smith's prizeman, and the next year was chosen Taylor mathematical lecturer and fellow-commoner (B.A.) of Sidney Sussex College. In 1821 he proceeded M.A., and took orders; was elected fellow in 1823, but resigned his lectureship in that year, and his fellowship in the year following. For some time he acted as tutor. He acted as moderator in 1822, 1823, and 1826, and as examiner in 1824 and 1827. He died at Cambridge on 17 Dec. 1866, aged 70 (Gent. Mag. 4th ser. iii. 254). He was married and had a family. He was fellow of the Cambridge Philosophical Society and of the Royal Astronomical Society, and published: 1. 'The Principles of the Differential and Integral Calculus, vol. i.,' 8vo, Cambridge, 1827. 2. 'The Elements of Plane and Spherical Trigonometry,' &c., 2nd edit., 8vo, Cambridge,' 1828; 5th edit. 1855. 3. 'The Elements of Algebra,' &c., 8vo, Cambridge, 1829; 6th edit, revised, 1855. 4.'The Principles of the Differential Calculus, with its application to Curves and Curve Surfaces. . . . Second Edit.,' 8vo, Cambridge. 1831. 5. 'A Digested Series of Examples in the applications of the Principles of the Differential Calculus,' 8vo, Cambridge, 1832. 6. 'The Principles and Practice of Arithmetic,' 8vo, Cambridge, 1832; 8th edit., with a new appendix of miscellaneous questions, 1856. 7. 'The Principles and Practice of Arithmetical Algebra, &c., 3rd edit.,' 8vo, Cambridge, 1855. 8. 'The Solutions of the Questions in the Principles and Practice of Arithmetic, 2nd edit.,' 12mo, Cambridge, 1856.

[Light Blue, ii. 120; information kindly supplied by the master of Sidney Sussex College; Cambr. Univ. Calendars; Hind's Works.]

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