|Title||Paper, 'Solutio problematis florentum' [Of the solution to the Florentine problem] by David Gregory in his letter to Edmond Halley|
|Description||David 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.
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 description||Ink on paper|
|Related material||DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1694.0006|
|Related records in the catalogue||EL/G1/45|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA7998||Gregory; David (c1661 - 1708); mathematician and astronomer||c1661 - 1708 |
|NA8423||Halley; Edmond (1656 - 1742); astronomer||1656 - 1742 |
|NA4529||Viviani; Vincenzo (1622 - 1703); mathematician and physicist||1622 - 1703|