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Arnauld's Geometry (1667)

Author(s): 
Frank J. Swetz (Pennsylvania State University)

Antoine Arnauld (1612-1694) was a Catholic priest, theologian, and mathematician. As a promoter of the Jansenist sect within the Church, he was often at odds with the hierarchy. His Nouveaux elemens de geometrie (1667) was intended to introduce a new approach to the teaching of geometry. The title page of this work is shown below.

                                              

A second edition of this work was issued in 1711. Our collection of pages from this edition starts with the “Advertisement”:

                                              

The first two pages of the text follow:

                                               

                                               

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Index to Mathematical Treasures 

Frank J. Swetz (Pennsylvania State University), "Arnauld's Geometry (1667)," Convergence (April 2018)

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