Reference numberCLP/1/21
TitlePaper, 'Solutio problematis florentum' [Of the solution to the Florentine problem] by David Gregory in his letter to Edmond Halley
DescriptionDavid Gregory's solution to the 'Florentine' problem set by Vincenzo Viviani, a disciple of Galileo Galilei, in the Acta Eruditorum (1692). The task was to create four equal-sized windows from a spherical dome in such a way that the remainder of the sphere would be quadrable.

Includes diagram in text.

Subject: Geometry

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'Solutio problematis Florentini de testitudine veliformi quadrabili, a Davide Gregorio, M. D. ac R. S. S. Communicata'.

Communicated by Edmond Halley. Read to the Royal Society on 17 January 1694.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Digital imagesView item on Science in the Making
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1694.0006
Related records in the catalogueEL/G1/45
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7998Gregory; David (c1661 - 1708); mathematician and astronomerc1661 - 1708
NA8423Halley; Edmond (1656 - 1742); astronomer1656 - 1742
NA4529Viviani; Vincenzo (1622 - 1703); mathematician and physicist1622 - 1703
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