Reference numberCLP/1/9
TitlePaper, 'A short account of negativo-affirmative arithmetick' by John Colson
DescriptionColson proposes a new method of notation in arithmetic in order to shorten and facilitate operations in long calculations, especially in numbers expressed by higher digits.

Subject: Mathematics

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'A short account of negativo-affirmative arithmetick'.

Read to the Royal Society on 17 November 1726.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1726.0032
Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions' Volume 34, Issue 396 (1726)
Related records in the catalogueRBO/12/78
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7778Colson; John (1680 - 1760)1680 - 1760
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