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Letter, from Nicholas Mercator to Henry Oldenburg

Reference number: EL/M1/53

Date: 16 July 1668


Details of additions to his quadrature of the hyperbola
On the back is a letter from John Collins about this letter from Mercator, who was not aware of the inconvenience to John Wallis, and explains Mercator's mathematical method

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16 July 1668
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Nicolas Mercator

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Nicolas Mercator, Letter, from Nicholas Mercator to Henry Oldenburg, 16 July 1668, EL/M1/53, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 16 July 2024

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