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Mathematical Treasure: Isaac Barrow's Lecture on Archimedes

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

The lectures of Isaac Barrow (1630-1677), who served as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University from 1663 to 1669, were collected and published by John Collins (1624-1683). This is Barrow's lecture on Archimedes’ theories on the cylinder and the sphere, published posthumously in 1678:

Title page of Isaac Barrow's published lecture on Archimedes' theories, 1678

The first page of the lecture:

First page of Isaac Barrow's published lecture on Archimedes' theories, 1678

A discussion on the cone and its relation to a sphere:

Page eight of Isaac Barrow's published lecture on Archimedes' theories, 1678

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Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: Isaac Barrow's Lecture on Archimedes," Convergence (June 2018)

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