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Gregory Arnold Math 1007 Jean-Charles de Borda : Born in the town of Dax, France to a noble military family, Jean-Charles was 10 th in a family of 16 children. He was taught by his older brother, Jacques-François, to have a love of mathematics and science, which later he studied at the Jesuit La Flėche College. Borda would serve as a mathematician in the French army, and later navy, where he would use his skills in math and the sciences to do work with both ballistics and fluid mechanics. Borda would be instrumental in a number of instances, particularly in the work that led to the creation of the metric system, with devices like the Borda repeating cycle. Borda would also introduce his method of voting with multiple candidates. Borda ultimately died before the meter became a symbol of international measure. Thomas Hare Born in England, March 28, 1806, and died May 6, 1891. He is remembered mostly for his
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Unformatted text preview: attempts to devise a system that would secure proportional representation for all in the UK. Hare wrote two major works, Machinery of Representation in 1857 and Treatise on the Election of Representatives: Parliamentary and Municipal , which had numerous editions between 1859 and 1873. His system would ultimately be used in Tasmania, and his fame would lead to the London headquarters of the Electoral Reform Society being named after him. Clyde Coombs Born in the US, July 22, 1912, and died February 4, 1988. Coombs was a psychologist who specialized in mathematical psychology. Using this knowledge of mathematics, Coombs both devised his method of voting, and would found the Mathematical Psychology program at the University of Michigan. A.H. Copeland He proposed his voting method at the University of Michigan in 1951, at a Seminar on Mathematics in Social Sciences....
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course MATH 1007 taught by Professor Sudeshnabasu during the Fall '11 term at GWU.

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