Usages de l'analyse de Descartes,

Gua de Malves (Jean Paul de)

Usages de l'analyse de Descartes,

pour découvrir, sans le secours du calcul differentiel, les propriétés, ou affections principales des lignes géométriques de tous les ordres.

Description: FIRST EDITION, four folding plates, pp. xxvi, 457, [3], 8vo, contemporary French calf, spine gilt with red lettering-piece, marbled endpapers, red edges, spine ends and corners repaired, good

Publication Details: Paris: Briasson, 1740

Notes: De Gua's first treatise (1740) 'contributed to the rise of the theory of curves in the eighteenth century and partially inspired the subsequent works of Euler, Cramer, A.P. Dionis du Séjour and M.B. Goudin. The fame of this work led to de Gua's election to the Royal Academy of Sciences as adjoint geometer on 18 March 1741, replacing P.C. Le Monnier. The principal aim of this work, inspired by both Descartes's Géométrie and Newton's Enumeratio linearum tertii ordinis, was to develop a theory of algebraic plane curves of any degree based essentially on algebra. Nevertheless he drew on infinit...more

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Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1740

Stock Number: 47195

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