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Mathematical Treasures - Angeli's Stereometry

Frank J. Swetz (Pennsylvania State University

Stephano degli Angeli (1623–1697) was a Catholic priest of the Order of Jesuate, the same as his teacher and colleague Bonaventura Cavalieri (1598–1647). Showing an early interest in mathematics and the concept of infinitesimals, Angeli studied and wrote on the behavior of various curves and physical applications of mathematics. In his Accessionis ad Stereometriam et Mecanicam (1662), he examined various solids and determined their centers of gravity.


The first page of text in Accessionis:


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Index to Mathematical Treasures 

Frank J. Swetz (Pennsylvania State University, "Mathematical Treasures - Angeli's Stereometry," Convergence (October 2018)

Mathematical Treasures from the Smith and Plimpton Collections at Columbia University