COTES, Roger. Leçons de physique expérimentale, sur l'équilibre des liqueurs, & sur la nature & les propriétés de l'air.
Paris, David fils, 1742.
8vo (197x124 mm), xvi-458-(14) pages and 6 folding plates. binding : Contemporary full calf, triple gilt fillet on covers, gilt flat spine, title in gilt on lettering-piece. very fresh copy. Binding rubbed and one cap chipped.
First edition in French.
Roger Cotes (1682-1716) was an English mathematician, closed to Isaac Newton with whom he shared the discovery of the Newton-Cotes method of numerical analysis, which generally extended the trapezoidal method and Simpson's method for calculating integrals.
This book was first published posthumously in 1738 under the title "Hydrostatical and Pneumatic Lectures", and it contains the first French translation of Newton's scale of degrees of heat, his law of cooling.
references: Babson [Collection, n°162].
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