Barrow, Isaac (1630–1677)

Isaac Barrow

Isaac Barrow was an English mathematician and theologian. The first Lucasian professor of mathematics in the University of Cambridge (1663), Barrow resigned in favor of his pupil Isaac Newton in 1669. Barrow's work on tangents and areas was influential in Newton's development of the calculus. He was also the first to study the curve known as the strophoid.