MacLaurin, Colin 16981746
Overview
Works:  150 works in 655 publications in 5 languages and 5,532 library holdings 

Genres:  Records and correspondence History Caricatures and cartoons Biography Humor 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Honoree 
Classifications:  QA803, 531 
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Most widely held works about
Colin MacLaurin
 The collected letters of Colin MacLaurin by Colin MacLaurin( Book )
 MacLaurin's physical dissertations by Colin MacLaurin( Book )
 Bicentenary of the death of Colin Maclaurin (16981746), mathematician and philosopher, professor of mathematics in Marischal College, Aberdeen (17171725) lecture by H. W Turnbull( Book )
 Was Newton's calculus just a dead end? : Maclaurin and the Scottish connection by Judith V Grabiner( Visual )
 A treatise on fluxions : in two volumes by Colin MacLaurin( Book )
 Colin Maclaurin ou L'obstination mathématicienne d'un newtonien by Olivier Bruneau( Book )
 Studien über MacLaurin's geometrische darstellung elliptischer integrale by Felix Müller( Book )
 Colin MacLaurin (16981746) : Argyllshire's mathematician by E. F Robertson( Book )
 Lettera del signor Giovanni Galfi al signor Flavio Gangini : contenente alcune osservazioni intorno tre articoli dell'opera del signor Colin Maclaurin sopra il calcolo delle flussioni by Giulio Carlo Fagnano( Book )
 An account of Sir Isaac Newton's philosophical discoveries by Colin MacLaurin( Book )
 Colin MacLaurin and the foundations of the method of fluxions by Erik Lars Sageng( )
 Letter: 1864 May 23, Allerby, Melrose, to David Laing by David Brewster( Book )
 Mélanges de géométrie pure, comprenant diverses applications des théories exposées dans le Traité de géométrie supérieure de M. Chasles ... et la traduction du traité de Maclaurin sur les courbes du troisième ordre by E. de Jonquières( Book )
 Colin Maclaurin. Stipple engraving, 1798( Visual )
 Life of Colin MacLaurin 16981746( Book )
 Theatre Royal York by Linda Fitzsimmons( Book )
 Colin Maclaurin. Stipple engraving by S. Freeman after Percey( Visual )
 Colin Maclaurin. Engraving by T. Trotter, 1798( Visual )
 Papers of the Earl of Morton by James Douglas Morton( )
 Colin Maclaurin. Coloured stipple engraving by R. Page, 1814( Visual )
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Most widely held works by
Colin MacLaurin
An account of Sir Isaac Newton's philosophical discoveries by
Colin MacLaurin(
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136 editions published between 1748 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
136 editions published between 1748 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A treatise of algebra : in three parts : containing, I. The fundamental rules and operations, II. The composition and resolution
of equations of all degrees, and the different affections of their roots, III. The application of algebra and geometry to
each other : to which is added an appendix concerning the general properties of geometrical lines by
Colin MacLaurin(
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109 editions published between 1748 and 1979 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
109 editions published between 1748 and 1979 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A treatise of fluxions : in two books by
Colin MacLaurin(
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30 editions published between 1742 and 1985 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
30 editions published between 1742 and 1985 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Songs in the justiciary opera : composed fifty years ago by
Colin MacLaurin(
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6 editions published between 1816 and 2010 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published between 1816 and 2010 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geometria organica, sive, Descriptio linearum curvarum universalis by
Colin MacLaurin(
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11 editions published in 1720 in Latin and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published in 1720 in Latin and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arithmetica universalis; sive de compositione et resolutione arithmetica liber by
Isaac Newton(
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5 editions published in 1732 in Latin and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1732 in Latin and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traité d'algebre, et de la maniere de l'appliquer by
Colin MacLaurin(
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20 editions published in 1753 in French and English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
20 editions published in 1753 in French and English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A treatise of algebra : in three parts. ... To which is added, An appendix, concerning the general properties of geometrical
lines. By Colin Maclaurin by
Colin MacLaurin(
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8 editions published between 1748 and 2005 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published between 1748 and 2005 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traité des fluxions by
Colin MacLaurin(
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25 editions published between 1742 and 1749 in 3 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
25 editions published between 1742 and 1749 in 3 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geometria organica : siue Descriptio linearum curvarum universalis by
Colin MacLaurin(
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16 editions published between 1720 and 2005 in Latin and English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published between 1720 and 2005 in Latin and English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of Sir Isaac Newton's philosophical discoveries : in four books. By Colin Maclaurin, ... Published from the author's
manuscript papers, by Patrick Murdoch by
Colin MacLaurin(
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6 editions published between 1748 and 2005 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published between 1748 and 2005 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A treatise on fluxions : in two volumes by
Colin MacLaurin(
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7 editions published in 1801 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published in 1801 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arithmetica universalis; sive de compositione et resolutione arithmetica by
Isaac Newton(
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2 editions published in 1761 in Latin and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1761 in Latin and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A treatise of practical geometry. In three parts by
David Gregory(
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10 editions published between 1745 and 1780 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published between 1745 and 1780 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
MacLaurin's physical dissertations by
Colin MacLaurin(
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8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Scottish mathematician Colin MacLaurin (16981746) is best known for developing and extending Newton's work in calculus, geometry and gravitation; his 2volume work "Treatise of Fluxions" (1742) was the first systematic exposition of Newton's methods. It is well known that MacLaurin was awarded prizes by the Royal Academy of Sciences, Paris, for his earlier work on the collision of bodies (1724) and the tides (1740); however, the contents of these essays are less familiar  although some of the material is discussed in the Treatise of Fluxions  and the essays themselves often hard to obtain. This book presents these important works in translation for the first time, preceded by a translation of MacLaurin's MA dissertation on gravity (Glasgow, 1713) which provides evidence of his early study of Newtonian principles. In his essentially descriptive discussion of gravity MacLaurin ranges over planetary orbits, vortices and theology. His discussion of collisions includes a disputatious account of what should be understood by the force of a moving body, a contentious topic at the time. The essay on the tides has the original version of his celebrated theorem on the equilibrium of a spheroidal fluid mass and employs a remarkable combination of geometry and calculus to determine forces of attraction. The aim is to make this material more generally accessible to researchers and students in mathematics and physics, and indeed to anyone with an interest in the historical development of these subjects. A general introduction puts the works in context and gives an outline of MacLaurin's career. Each translation is then accompanied by an introduction and a series of notes and appendices in which individual results are analysed, both in modern terms and from a historical point of view. Background material is also provided
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Scottish mathematician Colin MacLaurin (16981746) is best known for developing and extending Newton's work in calculus, geometry and gravitation; his 2volume work "Treatise of Fluxions" (1742) was the first systematic exposition of Newton's methods. It is well known that MacLaurin was awarded prizes by the Royal Academy of Sciences, Paris, for his earlier work on the collision of bodies (1724) and the tides (1740); however, the contents of these essays are less familiar  although some of the material is discussed in the Treatise of Fluxions  and the essays themselves often hard to obtain. This book presents these important works in translation for the first time, preceded by a translation of MacLaurin's MA dissertation on gravity (Glasgow, 1713) which provides evidence of his early study of Newtonian principles. In his essentially descriptive discussion of gravity MacLaurin ranges over planetary orbits, vortices and theology. His discussion of collisions includes a disputatious account of what should be understood by the force of a moving body, a contentious topic at the time. The essay on the tides has the original version of his celebrated theorem on the equilibrium of a spheroidal fluid mass and employs a remarkable combination of geometry and calculus to determine forces of attraction. The aim is to make this material more generally accessible to researchers and students in mathematics and physics, and indeed to anyone with an interest in the historical development of these subjects. A general introduction puts the works in context and gives an outline of MacLaurin's career. Each translation is then accompanied by an introduction and a series of notes and appendices in which individual results are analysed, both in modern terms and from a historical point of view. Background material is also provided
A defence of the letter published in the Philosophical transactions by
Colin MacLaurin(
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10 editions published between 1730 and 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published between 1730 and 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A treatise of algebra : in three parts. ... To which is added an appendix ... By Colin Maclaurin by
Colin MacLaurin(
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)
9 editions published in 1748 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published in 1748 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica by
Isaac Newton(
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4 editions published in 1760 in Latin and Italian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1760 in Latin and Italian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mélanges de géométrie pure, comprenant diverses applications des théories exposées dans le Traité de géométrie supérieure
de M. Chasles ... et la traduction du traité de Maclaurin sur les courbes du troisième ordre by
E. de Jonquières(
Book
)
2 editions published in 1856 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1856 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collected letters of Colin MacLaurin by
Colin MacLaurin(
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5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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