Book:Pierre de Fermat/Introduction to Plane and Solid Loci

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Pierre de Fermat: Introduction to Plane and Solid Loci

Published $1637$.


Subject Matter


Contents

Fermat's description of his invention of analytic geometry.

Historical Note

Introduction to Plane and Solid Loci was the fruit of Pierre de Fermat's attempt to reconstruct Apollonius of Perga's lost De Locis Planis from what little information he could find.

While circulating in manuscript form from $1637$ onwards, Introduction to Plane and Solid Loci was not formally published until after Fermat's death.


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