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Mathematical Treasures - Deidier on Arithmetic and Geometry

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

L’Abbé Deidier (1696–1746) was a Jesuit who served as Professor of Mathematics and Artillery at the Ecole d'Artillerie de La Fère. He authored several treatises on mathematical and mechanical subjects; this is the title page for his Suite de L’Arithmetique des Géométres (1739).

On the first page of his text, the author discussed solution techniques for quadratic and cubic equations.

This image from the George Arthur Plimpton Collection is presented through the courtesy of the Columbia University Libraries.

Index to Mathematical Treasures

 

Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasures - Deidier on Arithmetic and Geometry," Convergence (November 2019)

Dummy View - NOT TO BE DELETED

Mathematical Treasures from the Smith and Plimpton Collections at Columbia University