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Simson, Robert 1687-1768

Overview
Works: 224 works in 719 publications in 4 languages and 3,880 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Textbooks 
Roles: Editor, Arranger, Translator
Classifications: QA31, 513
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Robert Simson, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Robert Simson
The Elements of Euclid by I Todhunter ( Book )
19 editions published between 1767 and 1948 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elements of the conic sections by Robert Simson ( Book )
18 editions published between 1804 and 1813 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sectionum conicarum libri V. Auctore Roberto Simson, In Academia Glasguensi Matheseos Professore by Robert Simson ( Book )
26 editions published between 1735 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elements of the conic sections by the late Dr Robert Simson, Professor of Mathematics in the University of Glasgow. Translated from the Latin original. For the use of Students of Mathematics by Robert Simson ( Book )
27 editions published between 1775 and 2005 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sectionum conicarum libri quinque. Auctore Roberto Simson, M.D. In Academia Glasguensi Matheseos Professore by Robert Simson ( )
24 editions published between 1750 and 2005 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Apollonii Pergaei locorum planorum libri II. Restituti a Roberto Simson M.D. Matheseos in Academia Glasguensi Professore by Robert Simson ( Book )
15 editions published in 1749 in Latin and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Simson on porisms : an annotated translation of Robert Simson's posthumous treatise on porisms and other items on this subject by Robert Simson ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Most mathematicians' knowledge of Euclid's lost work on Porisms comes from a very brief and general description by Pappus of Alexandria. While Fermat and others made earlier attempts to explain the Porisms, it is Robert Simson who is generally recognised as the first person to achieve a genuine insight into the true nature of the subject. While his early successes were published in 1723, he continued to study the Porisms until his death but published nothing more on the topic during his lifetime. Instead, it was left to his executor to assemble the various manuscripts into the posthumous Tractatus de Porismatibus."
Elements of the conic sections by Robert Simson ( Book )
18 editions published between 1775 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opera quaedam reliqua-- nunc primum post auctoris mortem in lucem edita, impensis quidem Philippi comitis Stanhope by Robert Simson ( Book )
3 editions published in 1776 in Latin and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Élémens d'analyse géométrique et d'analyse algébrique : appliquées à la recherche des lieux géométriques by Simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuilier ( Book )
3 editions published in 1809 in French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Euclid's elements of geometry : chiefly from the text of Dr. Simson with explanatory notes ... by Robert Potts ( Book )
4 editions published in 1845 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Euclid's elements of geometry book I based on Simson's text with explanatory remarks, etc. by Euclide ( Book )
8 editions published between 1858 and 1871 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Euclid's Elements by Euclid ( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Simpson, Robert, 1687-1768
Simson, Robert
Simson, Robertus, 1687-1768
Languages
English (312)
Latin (85)
French (9)
Italian (2)
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