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MacLaurin, Colin 1698-1746

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Works: 153 works in 689 publications in 5 languages and 5,619 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  History  Caricatures and cartoons  Biography  Humor 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: QA803, 531
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An account of Sir Isaac Newton's philosophical discoveries by Colin MacLaurin( Book )

130 editions published between 1748 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise of fluxions : in two books by Colin MacLaurin( Book )

62 editions published between 1742 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs in the justiciary opera : composed fifty years ago by Colin MacLaurin( Book )

7 editions published between 1816 and 2010 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geometria organica, sive, Descriptio linearum curvarum universalis by Colin MacLaurin( Book )

12 editions published in 1720 in Latin and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arithmetica universalis; sive de compositione et resolutione arithmetica liber by Isaac Newton( Book )

6 editions published in 1732 in Latin and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of Sir Isaac Newton's philosophical discoveries : in four books. by Colin MacLaurin( Book )

15 editions published between 1748 and 1775 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise of algebra : in three parts. ... To which is added, an appendix, concerning the general properties of geometrical lines. By Colin Maclaurin by Colin MacLaurin( )

8 editions published between 1748 and 2005 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traité d'algebre, et de la maniere de l'appliquer by Colin MacLaurin( Book )

21 editions published in 1753 in French and English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geometria organica : siue Descriptio linearum curvarum universalis by Colin MacLaurin( Book )

16 editions published between 1720 and 2005 in Latin and English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise of practical geometry. In three parts by David Gregory( Book )

14 editions published between 1745 and 1796 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of Sir Isaac Newton's philosophical discoveries : in four books. By Colin Maclaurin, ... Published from the author's manuscript papers, by Patrick Murdoch by Colin MacLaurin( )

6 editions published between 1748 and 2005 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arithmetica universalis; sive de compositione et resolutione arithmetica by Isaac Newton( Book )

2 editions published in 1761 in Latin and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on fluxions : in two volumes by Colin MacLaurin( Book )

8 editions published in 1801 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise of algebra by Colin MacLaurin( )

4 editions published between 1748 and 1788 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MacLaurin's physical dissertations by Colin MacLaurin( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Scottish mathematician Colin MacLaurin (1698-1746) is best known for developing and extending Newton's work in calculus, geometry and gravitation; his 2-volume work "Treatise of Fluxions" (1742) was the first systematic exposition of Newton's methods. It is well known that MacLaurin was awarded prizes by the Royal Academy of Sciences, Paris, for his earlier work on the collision of bodies (1724) and the tides (1740); however, the contents of these essays are less familiar - although some of the material is discussed in the Treatise of Fluxions - and the essays themselves often hard to obtain. This book presents these important works in translation for the first time, preceded by a translation of MacLaurin's MA dissertation on gravity (Glasgow, 1713) which provides evidence of his early study of Newtonian principles. In his essentially descriptive discussion of gravity MacLaurin ranges over planetary orbits, vortices and theology. His discussion of collisions includes a disputatious account of what should be understood by the force of a moving body, a contentious topic at the time. The essay on the tides has the original version of his celebrated theorem on the equilibrium of a spheroidal fluid mass and employs a remarkable combination of geometry and calculus to determine forces of attraction. The aim is to make this material more generally accessible to researchers and students in mathematics and physics, and indeed to anyone with an interest in the historical development of these subjects. A general introduction puts the works in context and gives an outline of MacLaurin's career. Each translation is then accompanied by an introduction and a series of notes and appendices in which individual results are analysed, both in modern terms and from a historical point of view. Background material is also provided
A treatise of algebra : in three parts. ... To which is added an appendix ... By Colin Maclaurin by Colin MacLaurin( Book )

9 editions published in 1748 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A defence of the letter published in the Philosophical transactions by Colin MacLaurin( )

10 editions published between 1730 and 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected letters of Colin MacLaurin by Colin MacLaurin( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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MacLaurin's physical dissertations
Alternative Names

controlled identityMurdoch, Patrick, -1774

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English (368)

French (65)

Latin (58)

Italian (6)

German (4)

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