Isaac Greenwood

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Isaac Greenwood

1701-1745

American mathematician who wrote Arithmetic vulgar and decimal, the first mathematics text by an American-born author, published in Boston in 1729. Greenwood was also the first mathematics professor to work at Harvard University and seems to have devoted his life to teaching mathematics, making several significant contributions in this field.

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