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

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## Historical Note on

## Historical Note on *Introduction to Plane and Solid Loci* by Pierre de Fermat

*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.

## Sources

- 1992: George F. Simmons:
*Calculus Gems*... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $\text {A}.13$: Fermat ($\text {1601}$ – $\text {1665}$) - 2008: Ian Stewart:
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