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Mathematical Treasure: Bezout on Mathematics of Artillery

Frank J. Swetz (Pennsylvania State University)

The French mathematician Étienne Bézout (1730-1783) wrote several mathematics texts intended for the use of military schools. His Cours de mathématiques a l’usage du corps de l’artillerie, published in 1793, was one such book.

The illustrations on several Plates from this text demonstrate the nature of the mathematical content discussed.

The images above are presented courtesy of ETH-Zürich and are available via e-rara.

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Frank J. Swetz (Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: Bezout on Mathematics of Artillery," Convergence (July 2018)