"Edwin A. AbbottJacob BernoulliGregorio Fontana" returned 3 hits

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Author: Niccolo Fontana Tartaglia (1499-1557)
Development of a method to fix position and survey land using compass-bearing and distance. (Tartaglia is better known for discovering a method to solve cubic equations)
Mediaitems: Tartaglia biography, Tartaglia portrait
Category: Statistics & Graphics
Authors: Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) & Gregorio Fontana (1735-1803)
Development of the use of polar coordinates for the representation of functions. Newton's Method of Fluxions was written about 1671, but not published until 1736. Jacob Bernoulli published a derivation of the idea in 1691 attributes the development of polar coordinates to Fontana, with no date.
Category: Statistics & Graphics
Author: Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926)
A literary description of life in a two-dimensional world for people living in a 3D world. By analogy and extension, it suggests the possibile views of fourth and higher dimensions
Mediaitems: etext of Flatland, Abbott portrait, Brief biography, etext, with illustrations
Category: Other