The Doctrine and Application of Fluxions: Containing (besides what is Common on the Subject) a Number of New Improvements in the Theory and the Solution of a Variety of New, and Very Interesting, Problems in Different Branches of the Mathematicks ...

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J. Nourse, 1776 - Calculus - 576 pages
 

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