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Published **2000**
by Springer London in London .

Written in English

- Geometry,
- Mathematics

Most mathematicians" knowledge of Euclid"s lost work on Porisms comes from a very brief and general description by Pappus of Alexandria. While Fermat and others made earlier attempts to explain the Porisms, it is Robert Simson who is generally recognised as the first person to achieve a genuine insight into the true nature of the subject. In this book, Ian Tweddle, a recognised authority on 18th century Scottish mathematics, presents for the first time a full and accessible translation of Simson"s work. Based on Simson"s early paper of 1723, the treatise, and various extracts from Simson"s notebooks and correspondence, this book provides a fascinating insight into the work of an often-neglected figure. Supplemented by historical and mathematical notes and comments, this book is a valuable addition to the literature for anyone with an interest in mathematical history or geometry.

**Edition Notes**

Statement | by Ian Tweddle |

Series | Sources in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Sources in the history of mathematics and physical sciences |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | QA440-699 |

The Physical Object | |

Format | [electronic resource] : |

Pagination | 1 online resource (x, 274 p.) |

Number of Pages | 274 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL27087646M |

ISBN 10 | 1849968624, 144713673X |

ISBN 10 | 9781849968621, 9781447136736 |

OCLC/WorldCa | 853267095 |

In this book, Ian Tweddle, a recognised authority on 18th century Scottish mathematics, presents for the first time a full and accessible translation of Simson's work. Based on Simson's early paper of , the treatise, and various extracts from Simson's notebooks and correspondence, this book provides a fascinating insight into the work of an. Simson on Porisms: An Annotated Translation of Robert Simson's Posthumous Treatise on Porisms and Other Items on this Subject (Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences) - Kindle edition by Ian Tweddle. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Simson on. Get this from a library! Simson on porisms: an annotated translation of Robert Simson's posthumous treatise on porisms and other items on this subject. [Robert Simson; Ian Tweddle] -- "Most mathematicians' knowledge of Euclid's lost work on Porisms comes from a very brief and general description by Pappus of Alexandria. While Fermat and others made earlier attempts to explain the. Get this from a library! Simson on Porisms: an Annotated Translation of Robert Simson's Posthumous Treatise on Porisms and Other Items on this Subject. [Ian Tweddle] -- Most mathematicians' knowledge of Euclid's lost work on Porisms comes from a very brief and general description by Pappus of Alexandria. While Fermat and others made earlier attempts to explain the.

SIMSON, ROBERT (–), mathematician, born on 14 Oct. , was the eldest son of John Simson, a Glasgow merchant, of Kirktonhall, West Kilbride, Ayrshire, by his wife Agnes, daughter of Patrick Simson, minister of Renfrew. Thomas Simson [q. v.] was a younger brother. Author of Sectionum conicarum libri V, Roberti Simson, M.D. matheseos nuper in academia Glasguensi professoris Opera quaedam reliqua, Nunc primum post auctoris mortem in lucem edita impensis quidem Philippi comitis Stanhope,.., The elements of Euclid, Sectionum conicarum libri quinque, Sectionum conicarum, Roberti Simson, M.D. matheseos nuper in Academia Glasguensi professoris . Simson's contributions to mathematical knowledge took the form of critical editions and commentaries on the works of the ancient geometers. The first of his published writings is a paper in the Philosophical Transactions (, vol. xl. p. ) on Euclid's Porisms.. Then followed Sectionum conicarum libri V. (Edinburgh, ), a second edition of which, with additions, appeared in SIMSON, ROBERT ( Kilbride, Ayrshire, Scotland, 14 October ; w, Scotland, 1 October ) geometry.. Simson’s father, Robert, was a prosperous merchant in Glasgow who had acquired the small estate of Kirktonhall in West Kilbride; his mother, Agnes, whose maiden name was also Simson, came from a family that had provided parish ministers for the Church of Scotland from .

While Fermat and others made earlier attempts to explain the Porisms, it is Robert Simson who is generally recognised as the first person to achieve a genuine insight into the true nature of the subject. In this book, Ian Tweddle, a recognised authority on 18th century Scottish mathematics, presents for the first time a full and accessible. Most mathematicians' knowledge of Euclid's lost work on Porisms comes from a very brief and general description by Pappus of Alexandria. While Fermat and others made earlier attempts to explain the Porisms, it is Robert Simson who is generally recognised as the first person to achieve a genuine insight into the true nature of the subject. In this book, Ian Tweddle, a recognised authority on. Account of the life and writings of Robert Simson, M.D Plani Locus lonius mathematical mathematicians Memoir mentioned method Note observed papers Pappi parabola particular plane geometry Porisms of quod quoniam ratio recta rectangulum remarked resolved respecting restoration Rhombus ROBERT SIMSON Savil Savilian serieses seventh book. Simson's contributions to mathematical knowledge took the form of critical editions and commentaries on the works of the ancient geometers. The first of his published writings is a paper in the Philosophical Transactions (, vol. xl. p. ) on Euclid's Porisms (q.v.).Then followed Sectionum conicarum libri V. (Edinburgh, ), a second edition of which, with additions, appeared in

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