Maclaurin's Physical Dissertations (sources And Studies In The History Of Mathematics And Physical Sciences)

Maclaurin's Physical Dissertations (sources And Studies In The History Of Mathematics And Physical Sciences)
Tags: Ian Tweddle

This book presents important works by the Scottish mathematician Colin MacLaurin (1698-1746), translated in English for the first time. It includes three of the mathematician's less known and often hard to obtain works. A general introduction puts the works in context and gives an outline of MacLaurin's career. Each translation is also accompanied by an introduction and analyzed both in modern terms and from a historical point of view.