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Mengoli's mathematical ideas in Leibniz's excerpts

Author
Massa, M.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
British Society for the History of Mathematics. Bulletin
Date of publication
2017
Volume
32
Number
1
First page
1
Last page
21
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1080/17498430.2016.1239807 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/98199 Open in new window
URL
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17498430.2016.1239807 Open in new window
Abstract
In the seventeenth century many changes occurred in the practice of mathematics. An essential change was the establishment of a symbolic language, so that the new language of symbols and techniques could be used to obtain new results. Pietro Mengoli (1626/7–86), a pupil of Cavalieri, considered the use of symbolic language and algebraic procedures essential for solving all kinds of problems. Following the algebraic research of Viète, Mengoli constructed a geometry of species, Geometriae Speci...
Citation
Massa, M. Mengoli's mathematical ideas in Leibniz's excerpts. "British Society for the History of Mathematics. Bulletin", 2017, vol. 32, num.1p. 1-21.
Group of research
GRHCT - Group of Research on History of Science and Technology

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