Storia delle matematiche

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    THIS admirable work continues the history of mathematics into the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This period, which includes such great names as Tartaglia, Napier, Descartes, Galileo, Fermat, Leibniz, and Newton, to cite only a few, presents to the historian a difficult task of discrimination. Prof. Loria has approached the subject on the lines laid down by Montucla: “L'histoire d'une science n'est pas celle de tous les auteurs qui en ont écrit, mais seulement de ceux qui ont contribué par leur travaux à en reculer les bornes”. Nevertheless, he has chosen the matter with such care that very little which is of historical importance seems to have escaped the net. Each chapter is accompanied by a very fuE bibliography which permits a more detailed study of any particular point on which further information may be required.

    Storia delle matematiche.

    Prof.

    Gino

    Loria

    Per. Vol. 2: I secoli XVI e XVII. Pp. 595. (Torino: Societè Tipografico-Editrice Nazionale, 1931.) 25 lire.

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    Storia delle matematiche . Nature 129, 44 (1932) doi:10.1038/129044d0

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