Mechanics
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enDie Werke von Johann I und Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Band 6: Mechanik I
https://www.maa.org/press/maa-reviews/die-werke-von-johann-i-und-nicolaus-ii-bernoulli-band-6-mechanik-i
<div class="field field-name-read-more-link field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/press/maa-reviews/die-werke-von-johann-i-und-nicolaus-ii-bernoulli-band-6-mechanik-i">Learn More</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h3><a href="/press/maa-reviews/die-werke-von-johann-i-und-nicolaus-ii-bernoulli-band-6-mechanik-i">Die Werke von Johann I und Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Band 6: Mechanik I</a></h3></div></div></div>Mathematical Treasure: Leonhard Euler's Mechanics
https://www.maa.org/press/periodicals/convergence/mathematical-treasure-leonhard-eulers-mechanics
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Among <a href="http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/Biographies/Euler.html">Leonhard Euler</a>’s many works was his mechanics, <em>Mechanica sive motus scientia analytice exposita</em> (2 volumes, 1736). Considered very influential for its theories, the book went through several publications.</p>
<p><img alt="Title page of Mechanica by Leonhard Euler, 1736" src="/sites/default/files/images/upload_library/46/Swetz_2012_Math_Treasures/ETH-Zurich/6444719.png" style="width: 600px; height: 823px;" /></p></div></div></div>Mathematical Treasure: Works of Siméon-Denis Poisson
https://www.maa.org/press/periodicals/convergence/mathematical-treasure-works-of-sim-on-denis-poisson
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><a href="http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/Biographies/Poisson.html">Siméon-Denis Poisson</a> (1781–1840) was a French engineer, physicist and mathematician. A distinguished scientist and civil servant, he is remembered for his many contributions to applied mathematics, especially involving definite integrals and Fourier series. Several mathematical concepts bear his name, most notably the Poisson distribution in probability theory. Poisson was a prolific author.</p></div></div></div>Mathematical Treasure: Vega's Lectures on Applied Mathematics
https://www.maa.org/press/periodicals/convergence/mathematical-treasure-vegas-lectures-on-applied-mathematics
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><a href="http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/history/Biographies/Vega.html">Georg Vega</a> (1754-1802) was born in Slovenia, which was then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, ruled by the Hapsburgs from Vienna. Georg, having studied mathematics, migrated to Vienna, where he became an artillery officer and then a mathematics lecturer at the artillery school. His four-volume <em>Vorlesungen über</em> <em>die Mathematik</em> (first volume, 1782) was based on his class lectures. Later, he would become famous for compiling an important table of logarithms.</p></div></div></div>Things Certain and Uncertain
https://www.maa.org/press/periodicals/convergence/things-certain-and-uncertain
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>An old idiom, employed by many writers over the years, claims that nothing is certain except death and taxes. One example appears in Daniel Defoe's 1726 book, <em>The Political History of the Devil</em>, which runs thus:</p>
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<p>Things as certain as death and taxes, can be more firmly believ’d. [Def, p. 269]</p>
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<p>The year 1783 brought two particular events to the world, one undeniably certain and one profoundly uncertain.</p></div></div></div>