WILLIAMS AND NORGATE, 14 HENRIETTA STREET, COVENT GARDEN, LONDON; AND 1894. 48. The following historical note in reference to (5) has As regards the expressions for s, S1, S2, S3 some are given in Heron's theorem regarding the area of a triangle; some are given by Euler in Novi Com- mentarii Academiae...Petropolitanae for the years 1747-8, I. 49-66 (1750). All except those where D, E, F occur are given in the Ladies' Diary for 1759; all are given by T. S. Davies in the Ladies' PROCEEDINGS OF THE EDINBURGH MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY. FIRST SESSION, 1883. The EDINBURGH MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY owes its origin to the suggestion of the late Mr A. Y. FRASER, at that time one of the mathematical masters in George Watson's College, Edinburgh. With him were closely associated Mr A. J. G. BARCLAY, now of Glasgow High School, and Dr C. G. KNOTT of the University of Edinburgh. The following is the circular which they issued to those persons throughout the kingdom whom they deemed likely to take an interest in such a Society: DEAR SIR, EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY, We, the undersigned, beg to call your attention to the following proposal, in the hope that you will find it in your power to give it your support: It is proposed to establish, primarily in connection with the University, a Society for the mutual improvement of its members in the Mathematical Sciences, pure and applied. |