An Elementary Treatise on Determinants with their application to Simultaneous Linear Equations and Algebraical Geometry.

[Carroll (Lewis, i.e. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson]

An Elementary Treatise on Determinants with their application to Simultaneous Linear Equations and Algebraical Geometry.

Description: FIRST EDITION, title-page a trifle soiled, pp. viii, 143, 4to, original reddish dark brown cloth by Burn, black (or very dark green) endpapers (as opposed to white, as called for by Williams et al), the front fly-leaf adhering to the paste-down and with a couple of tears, a little worn, short tear at foot of spine, various corrections and additions to the text in an unidentified hand

Publication Details: Macmillan, 1867

Notes: 'Determinants belong to higher mathematics, and are the sums of the products (of a particular kind) of a square block of quantities. Their condensation, or reduction to simpler forms, facilitates the solution of simultaneous linear equations, and other similar problems.' (Williams, pp.39-40) In his Diaries on February 27th, 1865, Dodgson wrote that he had 'discovered a process for evaluating arithmetical Determinants, by a sort of condensation, and proved it up to 4^2 terms.' His paper on the subject was read to the Royal Society on May 17th, and it appeared in the Proceedings, no.84, 1866. Do...more

Bibliography: (Collingwood pp.110, 432: Williams [et al] 57)

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Price: £1,750

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1867

Stock Number: 59658

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