Syntagma Mathesios: Containing the Resolution of Equations with a New Way of Solving Cubic and Biquadratic Equations Analytically and Geometrically : Also the Universal Method of Converging Series, After an Easy and Expeditious Manner Wherein Also are Treated the Series for Trigonometrical Operations ; Some New Useful Properties of Conics, Centre of Oscillation, the Direct and Inverse Method of the Laws of Centripetal Forces, a Variety of Exponential Equations, with the Investigation of Several Other Abstruse Problems : To All which Prefixed an Essay on the Mathematics

J. Fuller, 1745 - 312 σελίδες

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Σελίδα 5 - By giving us a clear and extensive knowledge of the system of the world, which, as it creates in us the most profound reverence of the Almighty and wise Creator, so it frees us from the mean and narrow thoughts which ignorance and superstition are apt to beget.
Σελίδα 26 - I dare not affirm that it has attained its utmoft Perfection. And tho* where the Ground is regular, it admits but of fmall Variety, the Meafures being pretty well determined by Geometry and Experience, yet where the Ground is made up of natural Strengths and Weakneffes, it affords fbme Scope for thinking and Contrivance.
Σελίδα 3 - This they do by entertaining it with a great variety of truths, which are delightful and evident, but not obvious. Truth is the same thing to the understanding as music to the ear and beauty to the eye.
Σελίδα 6 - ... of imagination, and purge the mind from error and prejudice. Vice is error, confusion, and false reasoning ; and all truth is more or less opposite to it. Besides, mathematical studies may serve for a pleasant entertainment for those hours which young men are apt to throw away upon their vices ; the delightfulness of them being such as to make solitude not only easy, but desirable.
Σελίδα 6 - I proceed now to fhew their vaft Extent and Ufefulnefs in other Parts of Knowledge. And here it might fuffice to tell you, that Mathematics is the Science of Quantity, or the Art of Reafoning about Things, that are capable of...
Σελίδα 22 - Impediment is too great for them ; or Hydraulic Engines for raifing of Water, ferving for great Ufe and Comfort to Mankind, where they have no other Way to be fupply'd readily with that...
Σελίδα 6 - Suggeftion, as if Mathematics were an Enemy to Religion, which is a Scandal thrown both on the one and the other ; for Truth can never be an Enemy to true Religion, which appears always to the beft Advantage, when tt is moft examined.
Σελίδα 33 - Man of good fenfe and application is the Perfon, that is by nature fitted for them : efpecially if he begins betimes : And if his circumftances have been fuch, that this did not happen, by prudent direction the defect may be fupply'd as much as in any Art whatfoever.
Σελίδα 10 - Newton fhall be pleas'd to gratify the World with his Book of Light and Colours. . : , ' : The Fluids which involve our Earth , viz. Air and Water , are the next great and confpicuous Bodies^ that Nature. prefents to our view : And I think we know little of either, but what is owing to Mechanicis and Geometry.
Σελίδα 17 - Aretinus, by inventing the Temperament, making the Fifth falfe by a certain determined Quantity, taught us to tune our Organs, and intermix all the three kinds of the Ancients ; to which we owe all the regular and noble Harmony of our modern Mufic.

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