# Mathematician:Edward Waring

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## Mathematician

English mathematician mainly active in the fields of number theory and analysis.

Most famous for posing what are now called:

- Waring's Problem
- Waring's Prime Number Conjecture, otherwise known as the Goldbach Conjecture.

## Nationality

English

## History

- Born: c. 1736
- Died: 15 August 1798

## Problems posed

- Waring's Problem
- Waring's Prime Number Conjecture
- Numerator of p-1th Harmonic Number is Divisible by Prime p

Results named for **Edward Waring** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1762:
*Miscellanea Analytica* - 1770:
*Meditationes Algebraicae*(a second edition of*Miscellanea Analytica*) - 1772:
*Proprietates Algebraicarum Curvarum* - 1794:
*An Essay on the Principles of Human Knowledge*

## Critical View

*Waring was one of the profoundest mathematicians of the eighteenth century; but the inelegance and obscurity of his writings prevented him from obtaining that reputation to which he was entitled.*- -- Thomas Thomson

## Sources

- 1998: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**Waring, Edward**(1734-98) - 2008: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(4th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**Waring, Edward**(1734-98)