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Newton, Isaac; Gravesande, Wilhelm Jacob
The Elements of Universal Mathematics, or Algebra. To which is added, A Specimen of a Commentary on Sir Isaac Newton's Universal Arithmetic. Containing Demonstrations of his Method of finding Divisors, and of his Rule for extracting the Root of a Binomial. Also a New Rule for determining the Form of an Assum'd Infinite Series.
London : Samuel Peterson, c.1752. . A near fine copy. Plates and text are clean and crisp. . Book Science & Technology; , Edition : Second Edition. , Contemporary calf boards with gilt decorative borderings. Rebacked skillfully. Spine in six compartments of raised bands with gilt decorative devices and rulings. Gilt title on green calf label on 2. , This is one of the most important works introducing Newtonian physics to continental Europe. Wilhelm Jacob Gravesande (1688-1742) was a Dutch lawyer and natural philosopher, chiefly remembered for developing experimental demonstrations of the laws of classical mechanics. As professor of mathematics, astronomy, and philosophy at Leiden University, he helped to propagate Isaac Newton's ideas in Continental Europe. , Size : 8vo. (184x127mm). , Illustrated with a multitude of in text equations as well as 4 fold out plates depicting mathematical relationships. , P. Title, Blank, Preface (iii-iv), 1-187
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