## The Teaching and History of Mathematics in the United States |

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Page 364 - If a straight line meet two straight lines, so as to make the two interior angles on the same side of it taken together less than two right angles...

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Page 364 - THEOREM. If a straight line falling on two other straight lines, make the exterior angle equal to the interior and opposite...

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Page 272 - He was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1954.

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Page 261 - Development of the perturbative function and its derivatives in sines and cosines of multiples of the eccentric anomaly and in powers of the eccentricities and inclinations.

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Page 87 - The book was obtained. It was the first glance that he had ever had at algebra. "And that night," said he, " I did not close my eyes." He read it, and read it again, and mastered its contents, and copied it out from beginning to end. Subsequently he got hold of a volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, which he treated pretty much in the same summary way, making a very full and minute abstract of all the mathematical papers contained in it; and this course he pursued...

Page 41 - In physics we have produced a Franklin, than whom no one of the present age has made more important discoveries, nor has enriched philosophy with more, or more ingenious solutions of the phenomena of nature.