Mathematical Works of Colin Maclaurin
A full historical and critical survey of the Geometria Organica is given by C Tweedie, Proc. Roy. Soc. Edinburgh, 1915, 36, 87-150.
- Geometrica Organica (London, 1720).
- A Treatise of Fluxions, 2 volumes (Edinburgh, 1742).
- A Treatise of Algebra, with an Appendix, De Linearum Geometricarum Proprietatibus generalibus (1748) (translated into English in the fifth edition, 1788); edited by Maclaurin's literary executors, Martin Folkes, Andrew Mitchell and John Hill, chaplain to John Herring, Archbishop of York.
- An Account of Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophy, published (1748) by subscription by Patrick Murdoch for the benefit of Maclaurin's children, prefaced by a memoir of Maclaurin.
- Publications in the Philosophical Transactions -
- Of the Construction and Measure of Curves, No. 356 (1718).
- A New Method of describing all kinds of Curves, No. 359 (1719).
- A Letter to Mr Folkes on Equations with Impossible Roots, May, 1726, No. 394.
- A second such letter, March, 1729, No. 408.
- On the Description of Curves, with an account of further improvements, and a paper dated Nancy, 27 Nov., 1722, No. 439 (1732).
- An Account of the Treatise of Fluxions, No. 467.
- An Account of the Treatise of Fluxions, continued, No. 469.
- A Rule for finding the Meridional Parts of a Spheroid with the same exactness as of a Sphere, No. 461 (1741).
- Of the basis of the Cells wherein the Bees deposit their Honey, No. 471 (1743).
- Publications in the Physical and Literary Society, Edinburgh, Vol. I.
- On the sudden and surprising changes observed in the surface of Jupiter's body.
- On the cause of the variation of the obliquity of the ecliptic.
JOC/EFR April 2007
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