Reference numberL&P/7/57
TitleLetter, 'A method of extending Cardan's rule to solving the 'irreducible case' from Francis Maseres to Samuel Horsley
Date27 May 1778
DescriptionSubject: Mathematics

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'A method of extending cardan's rule for resolving one case of a cubick equation of this form, x3 ? - qx = r, to the other case of the same equation, which it is not naturally fitted to solve, and which is therefore often called the irreducible case'

Read 9 July 1778
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1778.0043
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6920Horsley; Samuel (1733 - 1806); mathematician1733 - 1806
NA7181Maseres; Francis (1731 - 1824)1731 - 1824
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