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Bulletin of the New York mathematical Society, vol. iii. No. 9, June 1894. (New York: Macmillan.)—Prof. E. W. Brown, under the heading “The Lunar Theory” (pp. 207-215). gives an admirable abstract of vol. iii. of Tisserand's “Théorie de Mécanique Céleste, Perturbations des Planètes d'après la Méthode de Hansen; Théorie de la Lune.” Herein he opens with the remark: “It is somewhat strange that a subject like the lunar theory, which has received so much attention since its first principles were given by Newton, should be allowed to pass its second centenary before the appearance of a treatise like the present one.” His opinion is that, notwithstanding a few defects, the book will take a high rank anongst the many classic treatises on celestial mechanics.—Students of the Theory of Numbers have recently been gratified by the publication (1892) of Bachmann's “Die Elemente der Zahlentheorie.” An analysis of its contents, with a brief consideration of the parts which call for special remark, is given by Dr. J. W. A. Young (pp. 215-222).—Prof. Conant (pp. 223-224) calls attention to a work which occupies a unique place among translations, viz. “Memoirs on Infinite Series.” These are classic memoirs by Lejeune-Dirichlet (2), Abel, Gauss, and Kummer. The book is brought out, under the auspices of the Tokio Mathematical and Physical Society, by Japanese professors.

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