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Jan de Witt's Elementa Curvarum Linearum: Liber Secundus (Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physic)

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- Following on from the 2000 edition of Jan De Witt's Elementa Curvarum Linearum, Liber Primus, this book provides the accompanying translation of the second volume of Elementa Curvarum Linearum (Foundations of Curved Lines). One of the first books to be published on Analytic Geometry, it was originally written in Latin by the Dutch statesman and mathematician Jan de Witt, soon after Descartes' invention of the subject. - Born in 1625, Jan de Witt served with distinction as Grand Pensionary of Holland for much of his adult life. In mathematics, he is best known for his work in actuarial mathematics as well as extensive contributions to analytic geometry. - Elementa Curvarum Linearum, Liber Secondus moves forward from the construction of the familiar conic sections covered in the Liber Primus, with a discussion of problems connected with their classification; given an equation, it covers how one can recover the standard form, and additionally how one can find the equation's geometric properties. - This volume, begun by Albert Grootendorst (1924-2004) and completed after his death by Jan Aarts, Reinie Erné and Miente Bakker, is supplemented by: - annotation explaining finer points of the translation; - extensive commentary on the mathematics These features make the work of Jan de Witt broadly accessible to today's mathematicians.

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This book offers a translation of the second volume of Elementa Curvarum Linearum (Foundations of Curved Lines). One of the first books to be published on Analytic Geometry, it was originally written in Latin, soon after Descartes' invention of the subject.

Table of Contents

Preliminary pages.- Introduction.- Summary.- Latin text and translation.- Annotations.- Appendix.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780857291417
Author:
Witt, Johan De
Publisher:
Springer
Author:
Grootendorst, Albert W.
Author:
Aarts, Jan
Author:
Erne, Reinie
Author:
Bakker, Miente
Author:
Ern, Reinie
Subject:
History
Subject:
Analytic Geometry
Subject:
Elementa Curvarum Linearum
Subject:
Elements of curves
Subject:
Jan de Witt
Subject:
History of Mathematics
Subject:
Geometry
Subject:
Elementa Curvarum
Subject:
Linearum
Subject:
Mathematics-Geometry - General
Subject:
History of Mathematical Sciences
Copyright:
Edition Description:
2010
Series:
Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Publication Date:
20101013
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
332
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm 1420 gr

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"Synopsis" by , This book offers a translation of the second volume of Elementa Curvarum Linearum (Foundations of Curved Lines). One of the first books to be published on Analytic Geometry, it was originally written in Latin, soon after Descartes' invention of the subject.
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