Reference numberAP/8A/10
TitleUnpublished letter, 'Solution of an analytical problem' from Thomas Knight to Taylor Combe
Date28 October 1817
DescriptionKnight provides his solution to a well-known mathematical problem on which the sine of nA and cosine of nA rely.

Subject: Mathematics

Written by Knight in Papcastle [Cumbria, England] and addressed to Combe at the Apartments of the Royal Society, Somerset House, London. Postmarked 1 November 1817. Read to the Royal Society on 19 February 1818.
Physical descriptionInk on paper; fold-out pages
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA3167Combe; Taylor (1774 - 1826)1774 - 1826
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