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Mathematical Treasures - Newton's Universal Arithmetick

Frank J. Swetz (Pennsylvania State University)

Isaac Newton’s (1642-1727) Universal Arithmetick was translated from its original Latin into English by Joseph Raphson (1668-1712) and first published in 1720. The edition featured here was published in 1769.


The first page of text:


The content of pages 100 and 101 concerns the extraction of roots.



The images above are provided courtesy of Columbia University Libraries, George Arthur Plimpton Collection. A copy of the 1722 second Latin edition may be viewed in Convergence’s Mathematical Treasures.

Index to Mathematical Treasures 

Frank J. Swetz (Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasures - Newton's Universal Arithmetick," Convergence (October 2018)

Mathematical Treasures from the Smith and Plimpton Collections at Columbia University