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Mathematical Treasure: Senebier's Traite d'Arithmetique

Frank J. Swetz (Pennsylvania State University)

Pierre Sénebier was an eighteenth century French writer of books pertaining to business. His 1774 Traite d’Arithmetique was a concise and detailed book on business arithmetic.

Some very sweeping “general ideas of arithmetic” are given to the reader as an introduction:


The images above are presented courtesy of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, and are available via Internet Archive.

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Frank J. Swetz (Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: Senebier's Traite d'Arithmetique," Convergence (July 2018)