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Topic: Isaac Newton's Algebra - English wrong, Russian right?
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Jonathan Crabtree

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Isaac Newton's Algebra - English wrong, Russian right?
Posted: Dec 27, 2013 3:25 PM
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Isaac Newton's University of Cambridge algebra lecture notes were written up as a 1707 book called Arithmetica Universalis (Universal Arithmetic).

Unfortunately, all English translations of the section under notation, explaining a^3bb from the original Latin, are wrong!

Would you please ask a Russian mathematician to type and translate the sentence that appears immediately after the number '500' in the image below?


Thank you.

Best wishes
Jonathan Crabtree
Mathematics Researcher
Melbourne Australia
Currently over at http://bit.ly/Vrrx9Q

P.S. The section explaining the notation of a^3bb was eventually translated correctly from Latin to French in 1802. Newton's original Latin manuscript is online at http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-03993/9

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