Reference numberCLP/24/38/2
Alternative reference numberCLP/24/38 p2-3
TitleDiagram, A solution to a geometric problem by John Collins
Date17th century
DescriptionDiagram for solving two problems posited in the mathematical writings on the calculation of conic sections by Apollonius of Perga (late 3rd - early 2nd century BC). John Collins used geometrical methods to solve these problems. Diagrams show traingle and polygon with intersecting lines through them, and intersections labelled.

Accompanying text reads: 'It is requested to know the Transverse Axis of that Conicall Section whose Vertex is G whose focus R, S being a Point in the Section. It is required to find the transverse Axis of that Hyperbole whose Center is G, and RG part of one of its Assymptotes GS a Semidiameter of the said Hyperbole, and RS a line southing the Hyperbole in the Point S.'

Subject: Mathematics
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueCLP/24/38
Fellows associated with this archive
NA2898Collins; John (1625 - 1683); mathematician and scientific administrator1625 - 1683
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