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De trenne foersta boeckerne om coniske sectionerne.

Author Robert Simson.
Title De trenne foersta boeckerne om coniske sectionerne.
Imprint Norrkoeping : Tryckte hos Johan Edman,
Date of Publication 1764
Language Swedish
Notes Swedish translation of Scottish mathematician Robert Robert Simson (1687-1768) was a Scottish mathematician. His work on conic sections was first published in Latin in Edinburgh, "Sectionum conicarum libri V", nearly 30 years earlier. The Swedish translation pre-dates the first English-language version of 1775. It was done by Baron Fredric Palmquist (1720-1771), who as a young man had become paralysed from the waist down and spent the rest of his life working as a fortification engineer and writing textbooks in mathematics and mechanics, as well as translating works such as these. He appears to have written his own work on the subject in 1752 "Coniske sectionerne".
Shelfmark AB.2.217.37
Acquired on 18/08/17
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