Elements of Geometry: Containing the First Six Books of Euc, with a Supplement on the Quadrature of the Circle and the Geometry of Solids, to Which Added, Elements of Plane and Spherical Trigonometry (Classic Reprint)

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In the second Book, also, some algebraic signs have been introduced, for the sake of representing more readily the addition and subtraction of the rectangles on which the demonstrations depend. The use of such sym helical writing, in translating from an original, where no symbols are used, cannot, I think, be regarded as an unwarrantable liberty for, if by that means the translation is not made into English, it is made into that univer sal language so much sought after in all the sciences, but destined, it would seem, to be enjoyed only by the mathematical.

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John Playfair (1931-2013) was a long standing professor of Immunology at University College London. A keen musician and writer, he was the author of a number of Immunology textbooks and crime novels; some set in English universities, others in Corsica. 3 of his early novels were published in the late 1950's: Pursued by a Bear, Andiamo and The Dying Art. This is the first of his later novels to be published. All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to educational and musical charities which he supported.

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