La mesure des surfaces et des solides, par l'arithmetique des infinis et les centres de gravité


Published by Paris: C.-A. Jombert, 1740, 1740
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Title: La mesure des surfaces et des solides, par ...

Publisher: Paris: C.-A. Jombert, 1740

Publication Date: 1740

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition


FIRST EDITION. 4 to. Contemp. vellum over boards. xiv, (2), 493 pp. Engraved vignette by C. Gallimard on title illus. instruments, canon, etc. + woodcut vignette by Cochin's son at head of first page and page 161 illus. instruments & geometric figs. + 17 folding engraved plates. Faint embossed stamp on title; a very good copy. The Jesuit, Abbé Deidier (1696-1746), professor of mathematics in the École Militairie at La Fére, published a number of treatises on mathematical and mechanical subjects which led to his reputation as a distinguished mathematician of his day. Following the methods of Wallis, Deidier applies algebra to the indivisibles of Cavallerius to obtain a measure of surfaces and solids. This work received the approbation of the Abbé de Molieres and Gamaches on behalf of the Royal Academy of Sciences (Paris). Poggendorff I.537. Not in Roller & Goodman. Bookseller Inventory # 000402

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