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This book is an English translation of the first textbook on Analytic Geometry, written in Latin by the Dutch statesman and mathematician Jan de Witt soon after Descartes invented the subject. De Witt (1625-1672) is best known for his work in actuarial mathematics ("Calculation of the Values of Annuities as Proportions of the Rents") and for his contributions to analytic geometry, including the focus-directrix definition of conics and the use of the discriminant to distinguish among them. In addition to the translation and annotations, this volume contains an introduction and commentary, including a discussion of the role of conics in Greek mathematics.

Table of Contents

I. Dedication.- II. Preface Chapter.- Introduction.- Summary.- Latin Text and Translation.- Annotations to the Translation.- Appendix A: Application of Areas.- Appendix B: The conic sections in Apollonius.- References.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780387987484
Author:
Witt, Johan De
Publisher:
Springer
Author:
Grootendorst, A. W.
Author:
Grootendorst, Albertus W.
Author:
Bakker, M.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Geometry, analytic
Subject:
General Mathematics
Subject:
Elementa Curvarum Linearum
Subject:
History of Mathematics
Subject:
Jan de Witt
Subject:
Mathematics - General
Subject:
Mathematics-Geometry - General
Subject:
Geometry - General
Subject:
Geometry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Book
Series:
Sources and studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences
Series Volume:
888
Publication Date:
20000616
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
307
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm 1370 gr

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