MACLAURIN, Colin. Traité des Fluxions.
Paris, Claude-Antoine Jombert, 1749.
Un volume (sur 2) in quarto (253x195 mm), xvi-li-(1)-344-(4) pages et 18 planches. reliure : Plein veau de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs orné et doré. Mouillure sans gravité touchant quelques feuillets. Coiffes et coins usés, mors fendillés.
Première édition en Français de cet important ouvrage.
"the earliest logical and systematic publication of the Newtonian methods."] (DSB).
Tome 1 seul (sur 2), complet en soit.
références: DSB [VIII, pp.610 : "the earliest logical and systematic publication of the Newtonian methods."], Norman [ed. 1742, 1408 : "Responding to Bishop Berkemey's scthing criticism of the doctrine of fluxions, Maclaurin published his 'Treatise of fluxions', in which he attempted to establish the rigor of the calculus using the geometrical methods favored by Newton. 'Treatise' is noteworthy for its solutions to a number of problems in geometry, statics, and the theory of attraction; its presentation of "Maclaurin's test" for convergence of infinite series; its elaboration, using Euclidian geometry, of many of the principles stated in Newton's 'Principia'; its presentation of the first correct theory for distinguishing between maximum and minimum values of a function; and its dicussion of the attraction of an ellipsoid on an internal point, in which Maclaurin proved that the oblate sphroid is an equilibrium shape for a fluid of uniform density under constant angular rotation."].