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Title: Principes fondamentaux de l'equilibre et du mouvement;
Description: Paris, De l'imprimerie de Crapelet. Chez Deterville libraire, rue du Battoir, no 16, quartier de S. André. An XI - 1803. 8vo. W. 2 fold. engr. pls. (Signed 'Cloquet sculp.'), with 24 figs. In contemporary brds., with red spine label (Reimboittage). (XXII, 262, I (errata), I (Blank) pp. (A small tear (4 cm) in half title). DSB III, p. 70 - 79: Lazare-Nicolas-Marguerite Carnot, 1753 - 1823, mechanics, mathematics, engineering. 'The "Essai sur les machines en général" of 1783 contains all the elements of his engineering mechanics, in which subject it was the first truly theoretical treatise. It attracted no detectable attention prior to the revision he published in 1803 under the title "Principes fondamenteaux" ... which treats the science of machines in terms of geometric motions. For it is extremely interesting that it was in this that he thought to unify his geometric and mechanical interests.': D'Ocagne, Histoire des Mathématiques, p. 198: Dugas, p. 309: Roberts/Trent, Bibl. Mechanica, p. 63: 'First published at Dijon in 1782 (=1783) as "Essai sur les Machines", this new edition incorporates recent developments in the field. In the preface Carnot makes reference to Lagrange's invention of the calculus of variations and the law of least action.': A very good copy.

Keywords: physics geometry

Price: EUR 1245.00 = appr. US$ 1353.12 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 242