Mathematical, geometrical, and philosophical delights
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Mathematical, geometrical, and philosophical delights containing essays, problems, solutions, theorems, &c. selected from an extensive correspondence. by Thomas Whiting

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Published by Whiting, Davis, Gale, Leybourn, and Kemmish; and sold by T.N. Longman in London .
Written in English


  • Mathematics -- Problems, exercises, etc.,
  • Philosophy -- Miscellanea

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The Physical Object
Pagination228 p.
Number of Pages228
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18997875M

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