The Mathematical Papers of Isaac Newton: Volume 7, 1691-1695

The Mathematical Papers of Isaac Newton: Volume 7, 1691-1695

by Isaac Newton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521045894

ISBN-13: 9780521045896

Pub. Date: 02/11/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Newton's mathematical researches during the last five years of his stay in Cambridge before leaving in April 1696 to take up his duties at the Mint in London have three main centres of interest: methods of fluxions and series, classical pure geometry, and Cartesian analytical geometry. Part 1 reproduces Newton's advances at this time in further extending the

Overview

Newton's mathematical researches during the last five years of his stay in Cambridge before leaving in April 1696 to take up his duties at the Mint in London have three main centres of interest: methods of fluxions and series, classical pure geometry, and Cartesian analytical geometry. Part 1 reproduces Newton's advances at this time in further extending the techniques of his combined calculus of fluxions and fluent, and of expansion into infinite series. Part 2 gives publication of Newton's lengthy excursions in the early 1690s into the modes of geometrical analysis used by the 'ancient' geometers, based – by way of Commandino's Latin translation – on the account of this little understood field of the Greek 'topos analuomenos' which was given by Pappus in the prolegomenon to the seventh book of his Mathematical Collection. Part 3 gives prominence to the final text of the Enumeratio Linearum Tertii Ordinis which Newton put together in June 1695.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521045896
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/11/2008
Series:
Mathematical Papers of Sir Isaac Newton Series
Pages:
768
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. The First Tract 'De Quadratura Curvarum': Part II. Researches in Pure Geometry and Quadrature of Curves: 1. Restoring the Greeks' Geometrical Method; 2. Essays at a Multipartite 'Geometria'; 3. The Final 'Geometriæ Libri Duo'; Part III. Cartesian Analysis of Higher Plane Curves and Finite-Difference Approximations: 1. Improved Enumeration of the Cubic's Species; 2. Miscellaneous Analytical Investigations of Cubic and Quartic Curves; 3. Interpolation and Approximate Quadrature by Curve-Fitting; Index of Names

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