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Essay on the Theorie of Number, Dedekind (1901)

Essay on the Theorie of Number, Dedekind (1901)

Source: www.gutenberg.org/files/21016/21016-pdf.pdf   THE NATURE AND MEANING OF NUMBERS PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION In science nothing capable of proof ought to be accepted without proof. Though this demand seems …

 

Euclid’s Elements (300BC)

Euclid’s Elements (300BC)

Source: aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/java/elements/bookVII/bookVII.html#guide   ELEMENTS BOOK 1: Fundamentals of Plane Geometry Involving Straight-Lines Definitions A point is that which has no part. A line is breadthless length. The ends of a line are points. A straight …

 

The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, Sir Isaac Newton (1687)

The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, Sir Isaac Newton (1687)

THE PRINCIPIA. THE AUTHOR’S PREFACE Since the ancients (as we are told by Pappus), made great account of the science of mechanics in the investigation of natural …