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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?

http://www.jonathancrabtree.com/images/1948-INEWTON_Arithmetica_Universalis_Russian_aaabb_Text.jpg

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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