Reference numberCLP/24/2
TitlePaper, 'Vera circuli et hyperbolae quadratura in propria sua proportionis specie inventa et demonstrata [The true way to make the circle and hyperbola square according to their proper proportion, discovered and demonstrated]' by James Gregory
Datec. 17th century
DescriptionGregory writes about the computation of the area of the circle and its relation to the computation of supplemental spaces between the hyperbola and its asymptote. He discusses the work of other mathematicians including John Wallis, [Ludolph] van Ceulen, Gregorie of St Vincent [Grégoire de Saint-Vincent], and Nicholas [Nicolas] Mercator.

Subject: Mathematics
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7472Wallis; John (1616 - 1703); mathematician and cryptographer1616 - 1703
NA7751Mercator; Nicolas (c 1620 - 1687); mathematician and astronomerc 1620 - 1687
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