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Paper, 'Specimina quaedam illustria doctrinae fluxionum sive exempla quibus methodi istius usus et praestantia in solvendis problematis geometricis elucidatur ex epistola peritissimi mathematici' [Some illustrious examples of fluxions or examples by which the use and excellence of this method of solving geometrical problems is elucidated, from a letter from the most experienced mathematician] by D Abr [Abraham] de Moivre

Reference number: CLP/1/39

Date: 1695

Description

Paper on quadratures, surface dimensions, and the rectification of curves. The diagrams and equations on the final page appear not to be related to those in Moivre's paper on fluxions, which makes up the rest of the manuscript.

Subject: Mathematics

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'Specimina quædam illustria doctrinæ fluxionum sive exempla quibus methodi istius usus & præstantia in solvendis problematis geometricis elucidatur, ex epistola peritissimi mathematici D. Ab. de Moivre desumpta'.

Read to the Royal Society on 10 July 1695.

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CLP/1/39
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1695
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6 pages
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Abraham de Moivre

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Abraham de Moivre, Paper, 'Specimina quaedam illustria doctrinae fluxionum sive exempla quibus methodi istius usus et praestantia in solvendis problematis geometricis elucidatur ex epistola peritissimi mathematici' [Some illustrious examples of fluxions or examples by which the use and excellence of this method of solving geometrical problems is elucidated, from a letter from the most experienced mathematician] by D Abr [Abraham] de Moivre, 1695, CLP/1/39, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_1_39/paper-specimina-quaedam-illustria-doctrinae-fluxionum-sive-exempla-quibus-methodi-istius-usus-et-praestantia-in-solvendis-problematis-geometricis-elucidatur-ex-epistola-peritissimi-mathematici-some-illustrious-examples-of-fluxions-or-examples-by-which-the-use-and-excellence-of-this-method-of-solving-geometrical-problems-is-elucidated-from-a-letter-from-the-most-experienced-mathematician-by-d-abr-abraham-de-moivre, accessed on 13 July 2024

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