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Cotes, Roger (1682-1716)
HARMONIA MENSURARUM, SIVE ANALYSIS & SYNTHESIS PER RATIONUM & ANGULORUM MENSURAS PROMOTÆ: ACCEDUNT ALIA OPUSCULA MATHEMATICA. CAMBRIDGE: (N.P.), 1722
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1,5002,000
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Cotes, Roger (1682-1716)
HARMONIA MENSURARUM, SIVE ANALYSIS & SYNTHESIS PER RATIONUM & ANGULORUM MENSURAS PROMOTÆ: ACCEDUNT ALIA OPUSCULA MATHEMATICA. CAMBRIDGE: (N.P.), 1722
Estimate
1,5002,000
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Cotes, Roger (1682-1716)
HARMONIA MENSURARUM, SIVE ANALYSIS & SYNTHESIS PER RATIONUM & ANGULORUM MENSURAS PROMOTÆ: ACCEDUNT ALIA OPUSCULA MATHEMATICA. CAMBRIDGE: (N.P.), 1722
FIRST EDITION, 4to (242 x 190mm.), half-title, diagrams in the text, folding engraved table, contemporary calf, title repaired and with erased signature, binding rebacked and slightly worn
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Provenance

bought from Chaucer Head, Presteigne, UK, 1988, Catalogue 41, item 27

Literature

Tomash & Williams C184; ESTC T100930

Catalogue Note

Cotes was the first Plumian professor of astronomy and experimental physics at Cambridge. Newton is said to have remarked that, "If Cotes had lived, we had known something". But Cotes died at the age of thirty-three, three years after he had seen the second edition of Newton's Principia through the press, in 1713 (he also provided the preface). His writings were collected and published half a dozen years after his death as the Harmonia mensurarum. The integration of rational fractions is an important part of this work.

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