Varia Opera Mathematica by Pierre Fermat

Varia Opera Mathematica by Pierre Fermat

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Caption: Varia Opera Mathematica. This work, by the French mathematician Pierre de Fermat (1601-1665), was published posthumously in 1679. It concerns analytical geometry and includes work on finding the centres of gravity for plane and solid figures, and determining the maxima, minima and tangents of various curves. This front page is from the 1679 edition.

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Keywords: 1600s, 1679, 17th century, adequality, analytic geometry, book, frontispiece, geometry, historical, history, latin, mathematical, mathematics, pierre de fermat, text, title page, varia opera mathematica, writing

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