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Mathematical Treasure: Maximilian Hell’s Elementa Arithmeticae

Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University)

Maximilian Hell (1720–1792) was a Hungarian astronomer and an ordained Jesuit priest. He was a prolific author and wrote many books on natural philosophy and astronomy as well as a few on mathematics. His Elements of Arithmetic was published in 1768.

Title page of Maximilian Hell's Elementa Arithmeticae (1768).

GoogleBooks contains a full digitization of the copy owned by the Austrian National Library.

Index to Mathematical Treasures

Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: Maximilian Hell’s Elementa Arithmeticae," Convergence (October 2021)