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Reference numberCLP/1/12/1
LevelItem
TitlePaper, 'A mathematical problem to be solved by English mathematicians' from Jean de Montfort
Date1658
DescriptionChristopher Wren's solution to a problem posed by Jean de Montfert (a pseudonym of Blaise Pascal): 'given the greatest diameters of an ellipse, and an assigned point in its transverse diameter, to find the numerical value of the segment of the line, limited by the ellipse, passing through the given point and making a given angle with the said diameter'. (As translated in The Correspondence of Henry Oldenburg, ed. by Hall and Hall, vol. 4, p. 291.)

Subject: Geometry
LanguageLatin
Extent2p
FormatPrinted
Physical descriptionInk on panel
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueCLP/1/12
CLP/1/12/2
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CodeNameDates
NA8299Wren; Sir; Christopher (1632 - 1723); architect, astronomer, and mathematician1632 - 1723
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