## A source book in mathematics, Volume 1The writings of Newton, Liebniz, Pascal, Riemann, Bernoulli, and others in a comprehensive selection of 125 treatises, articles from the Renaissance to end of the 19th century — most unavailable elsewhere. Grouped in 5 sections: Number; Algebra; Geometry; Probability; and Calculus, Functions, and Quaternions. Index. Includes 83 illustrations. |

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### Contents

THE FIELD OF NUMBER | 1 |

Robert Recorde on The Declaration of the Profit of Arith | 13 |

Stevin on Decimal Fractions | 20 |

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