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Manuscript of trignometric and arithmetic problems by James Laste 1786

Date: 1786
Dimensions:
Overall: 16 x 200 x 165 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Books and journals
Object Name: Book
Object No: 00003591

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    Description
    This manuscript by James Laste dated 1786 reflects the advanced state of trigonometry and arithmetic in the 18th century and its many practical applications - including determining the heights of various inaccessible points, the area of a field of irregular shape, and the timber volume in a tree.
    SignificanceThis manuscript is a fine example of an 18th century teaching manual to assist in understanding various trigonometry problems.
    HistoryCarefully illustrated with fine line drawings, this manuscript is likely to be based on one of a number of Trigonometry primers published in the 18th century.
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    Primary title: Manuscript of trignometric and arithmetric problems by James Laste 1786

    Web title: Manuscript of trignometric and arithmetic problems by James Laste 1786

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