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Algorithmus linealis numerationem additionem subtractionem duplationem, mediationem, multiplicationem, divisionem, et progessionem una cum regula de tri per stringens.

Algorithmus Linealis Numeratione[m]

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One of the earliest treatises on calculation by the aid of counters on an abacus. In the dedication, Heinrich Stromer von Auerbach (1482-1542) refers to Aristotle and Boethius. There is a brief introduction on the use of counters or projectiles, then the work covers addition, subtraction,...Read More
Beschreibung eines Ellipsograph

Beschreibung Eines Ellipsograph

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A superb monograph on the theory, construction and use of a mechanical drawing device to describe ellipses. The author, Georg Friedrich Parrot (1767 – 1852) was a German scientist, the first rector of the Imperial University of Dorpat (University of Tartu), being elected by the University Council...Read More
De infinitis infinitorum, et infinite parvorum ordinibus disquisitio geometrica

De Infinitis Infinitorum, et Infinite Parvorum Ordinibus Disquisitio Geometrica

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Bound with: Grandi, Guido. Prostasis ad exceptiones Cl. Varignonii libro de infinitis infinitorum ordinibus oppositas... Pisis : Ex typographia Francisci Bindi..., 1713. Grandi, Guido. Dialoghi del p.m. Grandi Camaldolese teologo, e matematico dell'Altezza Reale di Toscana... In Lucca : Ad...Read More
De natura et veritate methodi fluxionum...

De Natura et Veritate Methodi Fluxionum

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A scarce copy of Daniel Melander's (1726-1810) dissertation on the rival claims and speculations that led to a concrete understanding of the nature and beauty of calculus. Melander was a student at Uppsala and later became lecturer in physics and professor of astronomy. In 1782 he moved to...Read More
Geometriae pars universalis- inserviens quantitatum curvarum transmutationi & mensurae.

Geometriae pars Universalis

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Three major works of Scottish mathematician and astronomer James Gregory (1638-1675) who discovered infinite series representations for a number of trigonometry functions, although he is mostly remembered for his description of the first practical reflecting telescope, now known as the...Read More
Herrn Georgii Galgemairs kurtzer gründlicher gebesserter unnd vermehrter underricht

Herrn Georgii Galgemairs Kurtzer Gründlicher Gebesserter unnd Vermehrter Underricht

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Second, greatly expanded edition of a primer describing the construction & use of two instruments — a proportional compass (Circkel) and lineal compass (Schregmäß) — for the measurement of geometrical solids and lines, respectively. This 1615 edition is ninety-five pages longer than the initial...Read More
Tangent tables calculated by Emma Gifford

Natural Tangents

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The history of women as “computers” — those who do the hard mathematical work of science — goes farther back than the “Hidden Figures” of NASA. Emma Gifford, M.B.E. was one, working around the Great War (WWI) on books like Natural Tangents, determining the complex calculation of trigonometric...Read More
Trattato della misura delle Fabbriche nel quale oltra la misura di tutte le superficie communi si da ancora la misura di tutte le specie di Volte...

Trattato della Misura delle Fabbriche

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A civil engineer, Alberti worked on projects in Umbria and Emilia and became famous for his two works on the mathematics of engineering, of which this is one. The book is an extensive and thorough guide to stereometry. It demonstrates the techniques for calculating volumes of all kinds of spaces,...Read More