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Mathematical Treasures - Newton's Universal Arithmetick

Frank J. Swetz (Pennsylvania State University)

Isaac Newton’s (1642-1727) Universal Arithmetick was translated from its original Latin into English by Joseph Raphson (1668-1712) and first published in 1720. The edition featured here was published in 1769.


The first page of text:


The content of pages 100 and 101 concerns the extraction of roots.



The images above are provided courtesy of Columbia University Libraries, George Arthur Plimpton Collection.

Index to Mathematical Treasures 

Frank J. Swetz (Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasures - Newton's Universal Arithmetick," Convergence (October 2018)

Mathematical Treasures from the Smith and Plimpton Collections at Columbia University