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[HM] Huygens and the invention of tree diagrams
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Mar 13, 2006 12:53 PM


I have a note in my files that suggests that Huygens was the first to use the idea of a treegraph, and have a date of 1676 from another note.. but I can't find any reference to the document in which this was done.
Can some one point me toward a reference that shows this "first tree graph" of a mathematical nature, and if possible, online...
Thanks for any help that you can provide...
Pat Ballew Lakenheath, England
Math Words and Other Words of Interest http://www.pballew.net/etyindex.html



