Cavalieri, professor of mathematics at the University of Bologna from 1629, was recommended to Galileo at a young age because of his mathematical ability, and remained in close contact with Galileo in order to communicate his research.
"It was this work that introduced logarithms into Italy, but as it was in Latin, that honor is often given to the author’s later works written in Italian. Besides introducing logarithms, the work deals with spherical triangles, and Cavalieri introduces a new formula for calculating the area of a spherical triangle" (Tomash & Williams).
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