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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Cauchy, Baron Augustin Louis 1789-1857. French mathematician whose Cours d'Analyse (1821) introduced modern rigor into calculus. He founded the theory of functions of a complex variable and made contributions to the mathematical theory of elasticity and the wave theory of light.

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  • adj. Whose terms become progressively closer to one another.

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After French mathematician Augustin-Louis Cauchy.

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