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Mathematical Treasure: Todhunter's 3D Analytic Geometry

Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University)

Isaac Todhunter (1820–1884) was an English mathematician and a prolific textbook writer. The first edition of Todhunter’s Examples of Analytical Geometry of Three Dimensions appeared in 1858. The fourth edition, shown here, was published in 1878. The images shown here are from a copy held by the University of Toronto; the entire text is available in the Internet Archive.

As an advertisement, the book contained a catalogue of the author’s publications:

Sample pages from the text:

Index to Mathematical Treasures

Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: Todhunter's 3D Analytic Geometry," Convergence (July 2018)