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FONTENELLE, Bernard Le Bouyer de

Eléments de la géométrie de l'infini. Suite des mémoires de l'Académie royale des Sciences.

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale 1727 - In-4 de (26), 548 pp., 1 planche dépliante. Demi-basane, dos à nerfs. (Reliure de l'époque.) Première édition. Bernard Le Bouyer de Fontenelle (1657-1757), le dernier des cartésiens, a été secrétaire perpétuel de l'Académie des Sciences à partir de 1699 et occupa ce poste pendant 58 ans. "In 1727, as a "Suite des mémoires de l'Académie royale des Sciences", Fontenelle published his "Elemens de la géometrie de l'infini" . he had worked on for a long time, probably since the period of his preface to the l'Hôpital's Analyse des infiniment petits. The term "elémens" is to be understood in the sense of "first principles". According to Fontenelle, none of the geometers who had invented or employed the calculus of infinity had given a general theory to it; that is what he proposed to do. The work is divided into a preface relating to the history of this branch of calculus and into two main parts : "Système général de l'infini" and "Différentes applications ou Remarques". The author discusses "the infinite series or in progression of numbers" and then examines "the infinite in straight and curved lines." Exemplaire simplement relié à l'époque, très grand de marges. D.S.B. V, 61. ---- [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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