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Essays on several curious and useful subjects, in speculative and mix'd mathematicks. Illustrated by a variety of examples.
London Woodward für Nourse 1740 - (24,5 x 19 cm). (2) VIII (richtig VI) 142 (2) S. Mit zahlreichen Textholzschnitten. Moderner Pappband im Stil der Zeit. Einzige Ausgabe. "The first application of the Newton-Raphson process to the solution of transcendental equations was made by Thomas Simpson in his 'Essays' on Mathematicks', London, 1740" (Cajori, History of Mathematics, S. 227). "This thirteen essays discuss astronomy, mechanics, and mathematics, including topics such as the apparent places of fixed stars (Simpson claiming to have arrived at Clairaut's conclusion independently), true place of planets in orbits, the motion of projectiles in resisting media, pendulums, algebraic equations, method of increments, sum of recurring series, quadrature of hyperbolic curve, and other mathematical topics" (R&T). - Simpson (1710-1761), "a strange mathematical genius" (Smith), war ab 1743 Professor an der Royal Military Academy und ab 1745 Mitglied der Royal Society. Bekannt machte ihn die "Simpson'sche Formel", ein Verfahren der numerischen Integration. - Vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. Titel mit hinterlegtem Randausschnitt. Einband gering berieben, sonst gut erhalten. - DSB 12, 444; Poggendorff II, 937; Roberts & Trent S. 297, Wallis 150.3 [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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