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Burton proposes an algebraic solution for the angle trisection problem. Includes three figures in the text. The paper is marked as 'not of sufficient importance to be read' by its recipient.

Subject: Mathematics / Geometry / Trigonometry

Received 2 March 1831.

Reference number
AP/16/4
Earliest possible date
1831
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
3 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Unpublished paper, 'Trisection of any angle by means of a peculiar curve' by Alfred Burton, 1831, AP/16/4, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/ap_16_4/unpublished-paper-trisection-of-any-angle-by-means-of-a-peculiar-curve-by-alfred-burton, accessed on 24 July 2024

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