Reference numberCLP/24/24/2
Alternative reference numberCLP/24/24 p4
TitleDiagram, by John Collins
DescriptionDiagram of the problem John Collins wished Henry Oldenburg to pose to Renatus Franciscus Slusius: whether he had a construction 'for salving of Solid problemes, wherein the Axes either of a Parabola or Hyperbola, and the longer Axis of an Ellipses or any two of these figures may meet without the concave figure'.

The diagram here depicted is a sketch, and the note above says (in the hand of Oldenburg): 'To this is to be added the latter part of the narrative now in my lord Brounckers [William Brouncker] hand, wherein is the Scheme; and the former part is to be translated and sent to Slusius, with the title of Grey's book.'

Subject: Mathematics
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueCLP/24/24/1
Fellows associated with this archive
NA2898Collins; John (1625 - 1683); mathematician and scientific administrator1625 - 1683
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc1619 - 1677
NA5659Slusius; Renatus Franciscus (1622 - 1685); mathematician and clergyman1622 - 1685
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