This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...delay was readily granted; solutions were obtained from Newton, Leibnitz, and the Marquis de 1'IIopital; and although that of ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...delay was readily granted; solutions were obtained from Newton, Leibnitz, and the Marquis de 1'IIopital; and although that of Newton was anonymous, yet Bernouilli recognized in it his powerful mind; "tanquam" says he, "ex ungvs leonem" as the lion is known by his claw. "Acutisaiuiia qui toto or be floreut Mathomaticis." SOLUTION OF PROBLEMS. 175 One of the last mathematical efforts of our author was made, with his usual success, in solving a problem which Leibnitz proposed in 1716, in a letter to the Abbe Conti, "for the purpose," as he expressed it, "of feeling the pulse of the English analysts." The object of this problem was to determine the curve which should cut at right angles an infinity of curves of a given nature, but expressible by the same equation. Newton received this problem about five o'clock in the afternoon, as he was returning from the Mint; and though the problem was extremely difficult, and he himself much fatigued with business, yet he finished the solution of it before he went to bed. Such is a brief account of the mathematical writings of Sir Isaac Newton, not one of which were voluntarily communicated to tho world by himself. The publication of his Universal Arithmetic is said to have been a breach of confidence on the part of "Whiston; and, however this may be, it was an unfinished work, never designed for the public. The publication of his Quadrature of Curves, and of his Enumeration of Curve Lines, was rendered necessary, in consequence of plagiarisms from tho manuscripts of them which he had lent to his friends; and the rest of his analytical writings did not appear till after his death. It is not easy to penetrate into the motives by which this great man was on...
Very Good. No Jacket. 8vo. New edition, following the text of 1855. AEG. Spine rather darkened and rubbed to extremities. School prize certificate on front pastedown. Illustrated. Some foxing to prelims and finals.
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