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厄文‧托馬許藏書: 運算的歷史

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Mathematical instruments, integrators and integraphs
A COLLECTION OF 6 WORKS, COMPRISING:
i. Abdank-Abakanowicz, Bruno (1852-1900). Les Intégraphes: la courbe intégrale et ses applications. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1886, 8vo, numerous figures, calf backed marbled boards [T&W A1]
ii. Abdank-Abakanowicz, B., Bitterli, Emil, translator. Die Integraphen. Leipzig: B.G. Teubner, 1889, 8vo, numerous figures, later marbled boards, with an autograph letter signed by the author to the translator loosely inserted, in French, 1888, and the translator's contract signed by the publisher, 1886, (bought from Antiquariat W. Geisenheyner, Münster, 2006), [not in T&W]
iii. Boys, Charles Vernon (1855-1944). "Calculating machines" [in:] Journal of the Society of Arts, vol. 36, no. 1737, March 3, 1886. 8vo, boards, (bought from Yelm Books, 1999), [T&W B220; Randell 1979 p.113]
iv. Boys, C.V. An Integrating Machine, in The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine, and Journal of Science, fifth series, vol. 11, no. 69, May 1881. 8vo, original printed paper wrappers, upper wrapper detached [T&W B221]
v. Hele Shaw, Henry S. (1854-1941). The theory of continuous calculating machines [offprint from:] Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society - Part II, 1885. London: Trübner and Co for the Royal Society, 1886, folio, numerous illustrations, later wrappers, (bought from Interlibrum, Vaduz, 1993), [T&W H97]
vi. Zobel, Johann G., and Müller, J. Beschreibung einer Flächen-Berechnungs und Theilungs-Maschine. Munich: Joseph Lindauer, 1815. 4to, three folding plates, later boards, (bought from Pickering & Chatto, London, 1995), [T&W Z9]
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The mechanical integraph invented by Abakanowicz was an elaboration of the planimeter. It was "a noteworthy development in the history of calculating instruments, for it represents an early, albeit limited, analog approach to the solution of differential equations" (Tomash & Williams).

厄文‧托馬許藏書: 運算的歷史

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