References for Nicholas Oresme

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  1. M Clagett, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
    http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Nicole_Oresme.aspx
  2. Biography in Encyclopaedia Britannica.
    http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9057342/Nicholas-Oresme

Books:

  1. M Clagett, Nicole Oresme and the Medieval Geometry of Quantities and Motions (Madison, 1968).
  2. M Clagett (ed.), Nicole Oresme and the medieval geometry of qualities and motions. A treatise on the uniformity and difformity of intensities known as 'Tractatus de configurationibus qualitatum et motuum' (Madison, Wis.-London, 1968).
  3. G W Coopland, Nicole Oresme and the Astrologers: A Study of His 'Livre de divinacions' (1952).
  4. E Grant (ed.), Nicole Oresme and the kinematics of circular motion. 'Tractatus de commensurabilitate vel incommensurabilitate motuum celi' (Madison, Wis.-London, 1971).
  5. H-J Ilgauds, Nicole Oresme, in H Wussing and W Arnold, Biographien bedeutender Mathematiker (Berlin, 1983).
  6. O Pederson, Nicole Oresme (Copenhagen, 1956).
  7. G Schuppener, Geschichte der Zeta-Funktion von Oresme bis Poisson, Deutsche Hochschulschriften 533 (Egelsbach, 1994).

Articles:

  1. H L L Busard, Die Quellen von Nicole Oresme, Janus 58 (1971), 161-193.
  2. E Grant, Nicole Oresme and the Commensurability or Incommensurability of Celestial Motions, Archive for History of Exact Science 1 (1961), 420-.
  3. E Grant, Nicole Oresme and his De proportionibus proportionum, Isis 51 (1960), 293-314.
  4. L Gribaudo, Was Oresme a precursor of Descartes? (Italian), Atti Accad. Sci. Torino Cl. Sci. Fis. Mat. Natur. 113 (1-2) (1979), 155-164.
  5. L Gribaudo, La serie geometrica nell'opera 'Quaestiones super geometriam Euclidis' di Nicole Oresme, Rend. Sem. Mat. Univ. e Politec. Torino 35 (1976/77), 147-158.
  6. L Maieru, The theory of proportions in the 'Quaestiones super geometriam Euclidis' of Nicole Oresme (Italian), Arch. Internat. Hist. Sci. 40 (125) (1990), 258-277.
  7. P Marshall, Nicole Oresme on the nature, reflection, and the speed of light, Isis 72 (1981), 357-374.
  8. P Rusnock, Oresme on ratios of lesser inequality, Arch. Internat. Hist. Sci. 45 (135) (1995), 263-272.
  9. E G Valabrega, La questione dell'incommensurabilità della diagonale in N Oresme (Italian), Atti Accad. Sci. Torino Cl. Sci. Fis. Mat. Natur. 105 (1971), 245-250.
  10. J von Plato, Oresme's proof of the density of rotations of a circle through an irrational angle, Historia Math. 20 (4) (1993), 428-433.
  11. J von Plato, Nicole Oresme and the ergodicity of rotations, Acta Philos. Fenn. 32 (1981), 190-197.
  12. V P Zubov, Notes au traité de N Oresme, Istor.-Mat. Issled. 11 (1958), 720-731.
  13. V P Zubov, Le traité 'De confinguratione qualitatum' de Nicole Oresme, Istor.-Mat. Issled. 11 (1958), 601-635.

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