Reference numberCLP/1/43
TitlePaper, 'The report of what was contained in Mr de Moivres papers opend before the Society on 5th of May 1720' by unknown author
Date5 May 1720
DescriptionThe papers of de Moivre were compiled by the author on the order of the Royal Society. The propositions in these papers were the ones on which the propositions printed in de Moivre's book of chances were based. The papers include a method of summing up nfinite progressions. De Moivre's papers had been in Sir Isaac Newton's custody since 22 May 1718.

Subject: Mathematics
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8414Newton; Sir; Isaac (1642 - 1727); natural philosopher and mathematician1642 - 1727
NA6806Moivre; Abraham de (1667 - 1754); French mathematician1667 - 1754
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