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I am capturing information from a comment as a starting point for a community wiki answer to which others can add earlier citations. Harvey L. Garner and Jon S. Squire, "Iterative Circuit Computers", in Proceedings of the 1962 Workshop on Computer Organization, Baltimore, 1962, pp. 156-181. (Google scan). On page 165: $W(p)$ is the number of ...


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I have not been able to find any primary sources that confirm that Gerwien's first name was Paul. Gerwien published two papers in Crelle's "Journal für die reine und angewandte Mathematik", where he is listed in the table of contents as P. Gerwien. High-quality scans of both these publications are available from the Göttingen Digitization Center. P....


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I know a book that is completely devoted to the history and development of trigonometric series (including of course Fourier series). But it is not in English, it is in Russian. It gives a rather detailed treatment on the method of various mathematicians who involved in this field. The title is "A.B Paplaukas Trigonometric series from Euler to Lebesgue&...


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Yes, it is true. Fermat's own copy was used in the publication of Diophantus by Fermat's son Samuel, and he included Fermat's notes. The original with Fermat's handwriting is lost. https://www.joh.cam.ac.uk/library/special_collections/early_books/fermat.htm#:~:text=When%20reviewing%20his%20copy%20of,to%20fit%20in%20the%20margin. (The page with his most ...


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It's not at all clear what this question is asking. The fact that the author posted the question 5-6 years ago, and only just replied to a comment, is also very odd. It probably doesn't deserve much consideration, but anyway, here are some notes. (Adapted from my previous answer here) In 1758, J. H. Lambert published a series solution for a real root of a ...


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Using planimeters to illustrate Green's theorem is a relatively recent didactic development. Neither Green, nor Cauchy, nor Riemann had any interest in the instruments, and vice versa, planimeter developers did not involve something so abstract in explaining their "principle" mathematically. The kinds of mathematical proofs given can be seen in ...


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