Restitution of the Two Books on Plane Loci of Apollonius of Perga together with On Spheric Contacts by Pierre de Fermat (1601-1665)

Restitution of the Two Books on Plane Loci of Apollonius of Perga together with On Spheric Contacts by Pierre de Fermat (1601-1665)

by James D. Nicholson

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Overview

Pierre de Fermat, the famous French Renaissance mathematician who gave us Fermat's Last Theorem, left no mathematical records so far as the English-speaking world is concerned. This is because he wrote in Latin. Here for the first time are two of his early works restoring the lost geometry treatise of Apollonius of Perga as well as Fermat's own expansion of plane loci into 3D.

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BN ID: 2940044206113
Publisher: James D. Nicholson
Publication date: 12/20/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

James D. Nicholson holds degrees in physics, nuclear engineering, and neuroscience. He has a long-time interest in the work of Pierre de Fermat and has contributed to Hal Hellman's book Great Feuds in Mathematics. He is preparing English translations of Claude Bachet's edition of Diophantus' Arithimetica along with translations of other of Fermat's works.

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