## History of the Royal Society, from Its Institution to the End of the Eighteenth Century, Volume 1 |

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"c' The discoverer of the

a figure both in mathematics and in nature, is not known. Some, from some

allusions in a commentary by Proclus on Euclid's Elements, have supposed that

the ...

"c' The discoverer of the

**conic sections**, those curves which make so conspicuousa figure both in mathematics and in nature, is not known. Some, from some

allusions in a commentary by Proclus on Euclid's Elements, have supposed that

the ...

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This cannot be effected by means of elementary geometry. The employment of a

furnished us with various solutions of the problem, all remarkable for their

ingenuity.

This cannot be effected by means of elementary geometry. The employment of a

**conic section**, or of a curve of a higher order, is necessary. The ancients havefurnished us with various solutions of the problem, all remarkable for their

ingenuity.

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Properties of the

found. Landon. Quadrature of the Hyperbola. Lord Brouncker. . ' New Quadrature

of the Hyperbola. Demoivre. Hyperbolical Cylindroid. Wren. Testudo Veliformis ...

Properties of the

**Conic Sections**. Jones. Length of the Arc of a Conic Hyperb'olafound. Landon. Quadrature of the Hyperbola. Lord Brouncker. . ' New Quadrature

of the Hyperbola. Demoivre. Hyperbolical Cylindroid. Wren. Testudo Veliformis ...

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### Contents

HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION | 1 |

NATURAL HISTORY | 16 |

C5413 II _ On ZOOLOGY | 71 |

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