HISTORIA MATHEMATICA: VOLUME 11, PAGES 1--124, FEBRUARY 1984
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VOLUME 11, PAGES 1--124, FEBRUARY 1984


                        



Editorial 

      Joseph W. Dauben ....................................................... 1



Richardson Extrapolation and Romberg Integration 

      Jacques Dutka .......................................................... 3



Alexis Fontaine's Route to the Calculus of Several Variables 

      John L. Greenberg ..................................................... 22



A Brief Chronological and Bibliographic Guide to the History of 

      Chinese Mathematics 

      Frank J. Swetz and Ang Tian Se ........................................ 39



A Chronology and Historical Analysis of the Mathematical 

      Manuscripts of Gregorius a Sancto Vincentio (1584--1667) 

      Herman Van Looy ....................................................... 57



NOTES      



Euclid, Relativity, and Sailing 

      Wilfred Theisen ....................................................... 81



What Are Propositions 84 and 85 of Euclid's Data All About? 

      Roger Herz-Fischler ................................................... 86



BOOK REVIEWS      



Elie Cartan-Albert Einstein. Letters on Absolute Parallelism      

      1929--1932.  Original text, English translation by Jules 

      Leroy and Jim Ritter, edited by Robert Debever 

      (Dirk J. Struik) ...................................................... 94



Dürer: Kunst and Geometrie, by Eberhard Schröder 

      (Warren Van Egmond) ................................................... 97



Mathematicians and Their Times: History of Mathematics and 

      Mathematics of History  by Laurence Chisholm Young 

      (Philip C. Enros) ..................................................... 99



A Source Book of Medieval Science, edited by Edward Grant 

      (Menso Folkerts) ..................................................... 100



Sophie Germain. An Essay in the History of the Theory of      

      Elasticity: Studies in the History of Modern Science , by  

      Louis L. Bucciarelli and Nancy Dworsky 

      (Robrt Fox) .......................................................... 102



Wissenschaft und Bildung in der Mathematik des 19.~Jahrhunderts,      

      by Hans Niels Jahnke 

      (Linda Wessels) ...................................................... 104



History of Functional Analysis, by Jean Dieudonné 

      (Bernard Aupetit) .................................................... 106



The Prehistory of the Theory of Distributions: Studies in the 

      History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences , by Jesper Lützen 

      (Jeremy Gray) ........................................................ 108



      ABSTRACTS............................................................. 112                              





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