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The Resource Simson on porisms : an annotated translation of Robert Simson's posthumous treatise on porisms and other items on this subject, [translation and commentary by] Ian Tweddle

Simson on porisms : an annotated translation of Robert Simson's posthumous treatise on porisms and other items on this subject, [translation and commentary by] Ian Tweddle

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Simson on porisms : an annotated translation of Robert Simson's posthumous treatise on porisms and other items on this subject
Title
Simson on porisms
Title remainder
an annotated translation of Robert Simson's posthumous treatise on porisms and other items on this subject
Statement of responsibility
[translation and commentary by] Ian Tweddle
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  • eng
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
"Most mathematicians' knowledge of Euclid's lost work on Porisms comes from a very brief and general description by Pappus of Alexandria. While Fermat and others made earlier attempts to explain the Porisms, it is Robert Simson who is generally recognised as the first person to achieve a genuine insight into the true nature of the subject. While his early successes were published in 1723, he continued to study the Porisms until his death but published nothing more on the topic during his lifetime. Instead, it was left to his executor to assemble the various manuscripts into the posthumous Tractatus de Porismatibus." "In this book, Ian Tweddle, a recognised authority on 18th century Scottish mathematics, presents for the first time a full and accessible translation of Simson's work. Based on Simson's early paper of 1723, the treatise, and various extracts from Simson's notebooks and correspondence, this book provides insight into the work of an often-neglected figure. Supplemented by historical and mathematical notes and comments, this book is a valuable addition to the literature for anyone with an interest in mathematical history or geometry."--BOOK JACKET
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1687-1768
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Simson, Robert
Dewey number
516/.15
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA484
LC item number
.S56 2000
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Tweddle, Ian
Series statement
Sources in the history of mathematics and physical sciences
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  • Simson, Robert
  • Porisms
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Simson on porisms : an annotated translation of Robert Simson's posthumous treatise on porisms and other items on this subject, [translation and commentary by] Ian Tweddle
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Various Porisms: Fermat, Simson and Stewart
  • A1.
  • A Translation of Simson's 1723 Paper along with some Comments
  • A2.
  • "That this goes to a given point"
  • A3.
  • Correspondence between Pappus's Lemmas and Simson's Propositions
  • A4.
  • Corrections to Simson's Text
  • Simson's Title
  • pt. I.
  • Introductory Material
  • pt. II.
  • Pappus's Two General Propositions and Euclid's First Porism
  • pt. III.
  • Lemmas and Restorations
  • pt. IV.
Control code
43631722
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 274 pages
Isbn
9781852333065
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
00037376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Simson on porisms : an annotated translation of Robert Simson's posthumous treatise on porisms and other items on this subject, [translation and commentary by] Ian Tweddle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Various Porisms: Fermat, Simson and Stewart
  • A1.
  • A Translation of Simson's 1723 Paper along with some Comments
  • A2.
  • "That this goes to a given point"
  • A3.
  • Correspondence between Pappus's Lemmas and Simson's Propositions
  • A4.
  • Corrections to Simson's Text
  • Simson's Title
  • pt. I.
  • Introductory Material
  • pt. II.
  • Pappus's Two General Propositions and Euclid's First Porism
  • pt. III.
  • Lemmas and Restorations
  • pt. IV.
Control code
43631722
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 274 pages
Isbn
9781852333065
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
00037376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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