HISTORIA MATHEMATICA: VOLUME 23, PAGES 117-238, MAY 1996
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VOLUME 23, PAGES 117--238, MAY 1996



A Birthday Tribute to R. C. Gupta 

      Christoph J. Scriba ................................................. 117



Leonhard Euler: The First St. Petersburg Years (1727--1741)

      Ronald Calinger ..................................................... 121



An Episode in the History of Dynamics: Jakob Hermann's Proof (1716--1717)

of Proposition 1, Book 1, of Newton's ,Principia 

      Niccolo Guicciardini ................................................ 167



Ludvig Sylow's Lectures on Algebraic Equations and Substitutions,

Christiania (Oslo), 1862: An Introduction and a Summary

      Bent Birkeland ...................................................... 182



REVIEWS



 The Golden Years of Moscow Mathematics, edited by Smilka

      Zdravkovska and Peter Duren

      (Roger Cooke) ....................................................... 200



 Creating Modern Probability: Its Mathematics, Physics and

      Philosophy in Historical Perspective, by Jan von Plato

      (Thomas Hochkirchen) ................................................ 203



 La reforme de la dynamique, De corporum concursu (1678) et autres

      textes inedits, by G. W. Leibniz

      (Christiane Vilain) ................................................. 207



Geometrie et dioptrique au X-e siecle: Ibn Sahl,al-Quhi et 

      Ibn al-Haytham, by Roshdi Rashed

      (Gerard Simon) ...................................................... 210



ABSTRACTS ................................................................. 217



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